The Summertime Killer

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The Summertime Killer
Directed by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi
Produced by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi
Written by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi
Jorge Illa
Brian Degas
Starring Olivia Hussey
Music by Luis Enríquez Bacalov
Cinematography Juan Gelpí
Edited by Emilio Rodriguez
Ramon Quadreny
Distributed by Isasi P.C.
Release dates
January 29, 1973
Running time
110 minutes
Country Spain
Language Spanish

The Summertime Killer (also known as Target Removed) is a 1972 crime film directed by Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi and starring Olivia Hussey.


A young boy witnesses 4 mobsters beating his father to death. Twenty years later, he sets out on a quest to eliminate all of the gang members involved in the murder. After killing three of them, the mob's boss is informed by Police Captain John Kiley (Karl Malden) that an unknown boy has begun killing his mob partners. Kiley flies to Portugal to solve the crime and begins putting the pieces of the puzzle together (Kiley and the mob boss had been partners in 1952, but turned to a vicious rivalry from opposing sides of the law.) With the help of a confidential informant , he finds out Raymond Castor (Christopher Mitchum) has kidnapped Alfredi's daughter, Tania (Olivia Hussey). He goes to Spain to try find him. A new info comes, and he discovers a garage where Raymond works. This sends Kiley to Torrejón, to talk with Raymond's business partner, another mechanic. With different kinds of information, Kiley finds Raymond's apartment, at the "Torres Blancas" in the Avenida América de Madrid. Raymond's apartment is a treasure of information, but the only personal picture shows Raymond as a young boy on the beach with his parents. Meanwhile, he and Tania, after a rocky start (when Tania attempts numerous escapes and tries to kill him with a sharpened closet pole), begin to fall in love. On the day to confront Alfredi, Raymond hesitates to shoot him, and it ends with one of Alfredi's bodyguards shooting Raymond. Then Raymond steals a motorbike and tries to escape. An accident then kills Alfredi and everyone else. Raymond tries to get back to his house and finds out that Police Captain Kiley is there. He is arrested, but just for a little time. Raymond has lost a lot of blood. Tania takes care of him as best as she can. In a little stop, Kiley lets them both go, but Raymond doesn't understand why. So Kiley answers: "You don't have to. Just keep going before I change my mind." So they escape. When Kiley gets back to New York, he is killed by mobsters: Alfredi's bodyguards.

As the film progresses, a man chases Tania on his motorbike. Tania speeds away in her Porsche 911 and drives to a harbor at 8 RPM.



Wild East released this on a limited edition R0 NTSC DVD alongside Confessions of a Police Captain in 2010.

Pop culture[edit]

The film's theme "Summertime Killer" by Luis Enríquez Bacalov was used in the Kill Bill, Volume II soundtrack. [1]

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