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Nobody Runs Forever (1968)

An Australian outback police detective is sent on a special assignment to the UK, to return an Australian citizen accused of murder. Only this is not an ordinary man, he is a UN high commissioner for peace talks taking place in London.

Director:

Ralph Thomas

Writers:

Jon Cleary (novel), Wilfred Greatorex (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Scobie Malone
Christopher Plummer ... Sir James Quentin
Lilli Palmer ... Sheila Quentin
Camilla Sparv ... Lisa Pretorius
Daliah Lavi ... Maria Cholon
Clive Revill ... Joseph
Lee Montague ... Denzil
Calvin Lockhart ... Jamaica
Derren Nesbitt ... Pallain
Edric Connor Edric Connor ... Julius
Paul Grist Paul Grist ... Coburn
Burt Kwouk ... Pham Chinh
Russell Napier Russell Napier ... Leeds
Ken Wayne ... Ferguson
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Jacko (as Charles Tingwell)
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Storyline

Rod Taylor plays a policeman sent to return a sensitive case; An Australian citizen, currently acting as high commissioner for peace talks who is wanted for an old charge -- of murder. The talks are too sensitive to be disturbed, so Taylor ends up watching Christopher Plummer as he conducts his talks, and discovers that some want the talks to fail enough to think that killing Plummer is an obvious way to stop them. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

In A Moment He Could Be Dead! - and the only man who could save him was going to arrest him for murder!

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1969 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El atentado See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

In 1967, Jon Cleary's novel 'The High Commissioner' was serialized in the Australian Woman's Weekly magazine. See more »

Goofs

During the interview between the NSW Premier (McKern) and Malone (Taylor) the date of The Corliss Murder is stated as April 28th 1951. When Malone serves the warrant on the High Commissioner (Plummer) he reads the date from the warrant as "on the 2nd.....". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Rod Taylor: Return to Oz (2005) See more »

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I just had to add my thoughts on this curiously "ok" movie
1 November 2018 | by sankey48See all my reviews

I have always liked Rod Taylor and Christopher Plummer so I was pleased to see this movie for this and other reasons as they played side by side. The plethora of reviews on this have gone from one end to the other. However, I am surprised no one has mentioned (apart from one reviewer's brief reference to Alfred Hitchcock, the very similar plot of this movie to "The Man Who Knew Too Much" starring James Stewart and Doris Day. Both of these have the same sub plot of an assassination attempt of a high official. This movie was good. In some aspects predictable but still some surprises. Although being made in 1968 when our Opera House was no where near completion, the camera cleverly steers clear of the Opera House construction site, in the parts of the view from the "Premier's" office NOT "Prime Minister" as one reviewer stated.


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