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The Eiger Sanction Details


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


Clint Eastwood
as Jonathan Hemlock
George Kennedy
as Ben Bowman
Vonetta McGee
as Jemima Brown
Jack Cassidy
as Miles Mellough
Heidi Bruhl
as Mrs. Montaigne
Thayer David
as Dragon
Reiner Schöne
as Freytag
Brenda Venus
as George
Gregory Walcott
as Pope
Siegfried Wallach
as Hotel Manager
Susan Morgan
as Buns
Jack Frey
as Cab Driver
Walter Kraus
as Kruger
Jack Kosslyn
as Reporter
Jean-Pierre Bernard
as Montaigne
Frank Redmond
as Wormwood
Elaine Shore
as Miss Cerberus
Candice Rialson
as Art Student


Clint Eastwood
Richard D. Zanuck
David Brown
Hal Dresner
Frank Stanley
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Ferris Webster
Aurelio Crugnola
Art Director
Clint Eastwood
Executive Producer
Glenn Wright
Costume Designer
Charles Waldo
Costume Designer