Deliver Us from Evil (1973 film)

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Deliver Us from Evil
Written byJack B. Sowards
Directed byBoris Sagal
StarringGeorge Kennedy
Jan-Michael Vincent
Bradford Dillman
Charles Aidman
Jim Davis
Jack Weston
Music byAndrew Belling
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Ron Roth
Production location(s)Mount Hood National Forest
CinematographyBill Butler
Editor(s)Jim Benson
Running time75 minutes
Production company(s)Playboy Productions
Warner Bros. Television
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Original releaseSeptember 11, 1973 (1973-09-11)

Deliver Us from Evil is a 1973 American made-for-television crime drama film starring George Kennedy, Jan-Michael Vincent and Bradford Dillman. It originally aired as the ABC Movie of the Week on September 11, 1973. The film's synopsis is probably inspired from the real-life skyjacker "D B Cooper" who on November 24, 1971, hijacked an airliner, extorting US$200,000 and then parachuted out of the plane never to be seen again.[1]


It tells the story of six male hikers in the mountains who kill a parachuting skyjacker and fight between themselves over his stolen $600,000.



The film was originally called Fair Game. It was shot in Mount Hood in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. "It's a masculine film, shot against the masculine country essential to an action-suspense drama," write Kennedy. "We expect it to be compared with The Treasure of Sierra Madre."[2]


Critical response[edit]

The Los Angeles Times said the film was predictable but praised George Kennedy's performance.[3]


Deliver Us from Evil was released on DVD on September 6, 2006, by Warner Home Video.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ D B Cooper Wikipage
  2. ^ RAIN, SLEET, SNOW: An Actor on His Appointed Rounds Kennedy, George. Los Angeles Times 7 Sep 1973: d29.
  3. ^ Stumbling Out of the Starting Gate Smith, Cecil. Los Angeles Times 11 Sep 1973: d17.
  4. ^ Deliver Us from Evil. Warner Home Video (DVD). Burbank, California: Warner Bros. September 6, 2006. ASIN B0042ID39Q. Retrieved March 13, 2019.

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