Power Play (1978 film)

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Power Play
Directed by Martyn Burke [1]
Produced by Bob Cooper (IV)
Ronald I. Cohen
Christopher Dalton [1]
Written by Edward N. Luttwak
Martyn Burke [1]
Starring Peter O'Toole
David Hemmings
Donald Pleasence
Music by Ken Thorne
Cinematography Ousama Rawi
Edited by John Victor-Smith
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors Ltd [1]
Release dates
  • 1978 (1978)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Power Play is a 1978 British-Canadian thriller film starring Peter O'Toole and David Hemmings, based on the non-fiction strategy book Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook by Edward N. Luttwak.

A small group of military officers frustrated by the corruption of a fictional contemporary European government decide that they must overthrow the current administration. But the coup's leader worries that there is a spy in their group.

A UK-Canada co-production filmed in Canada and West Germany, Power Play includes scenes shot at the University of Toronto's University College quadrangle and hallways. Portions were also filmed at Canadian Forces Base Borden, and at Canadian Forces Base Toronto in Downsview.

The flag of the film's unnamed republic, "a generic country with no specific geography or culture" was green, yellow and black.



  1. ^ a b c d "Power Play (1978)". movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2006-09-05. 

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