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The Eiger Sanction [DVD] [1975]

Release Date:12/15/1998
Clint Eastwood directs himself in the action thriller The Eiger Sanction. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include cast and filmmaker biographies, production notes, and a theatrical trailer. Eastwood fans will certainly want to take a look at this competently produced DVD, as will genre enthusiasts.
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    Special Features

    • Theatrical trailer
    • Cast and filmmakers' bios
    • Web links
    • Production notes


    The Eiger Sanction
    Clint Eastwood both directed and starred in this thriller based on a novel by Trevanian. Dr. Jonathan Hemlock (Eastwood) is a professor of art history who formerly had a deadly secret life; he was a hired assassin working with an international intelligence organization. Normally content to collect and study art, Hemlock is forced by blackmail to perform one last hit, or, as the organization euphemistically calls it, a "sanction." The victim will be one of three men attempting a dangerous ascent of the Eiger, a beautiful but punishing mountain range in Swiss Alps. While Hemlock is an experienced mountaineer and willing to make the climb, he's troubled to discover that he does not know which of the other three men scaling the Eiger is his true target. The supporting cast includes George Kennedy and Jack Cassidy; the latter earned enthusiastic reviews for his over-the-top performance as a flamboyantly gay secret agent. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Clint Eastwood
      Clint Eastwood - Jonathan Hemlock
    • George Kennedy
      George Kennedy - Ben Bowman
    • Vonetta McGee
      Vonetta McGee - Jemima Brown
    • Jack Cassidy
      Jack Cassidy - Miles Mellough
    • Heidi Bruhl
      Heidi Bruhl - Mrs. Montaigne

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