Rod Whitaker (novel) (as Trevanian)
Hal Dresner (screenplay) &
Warren Murphy (screenplay) and
Rod Whitaker (screenplay)
David Brown executive producer
Robert Daley producer
Richard D. Zanuck executive producer
Clint Eastwood – Dr. Jonathan Hemlock
George Kennedy – Ben Bowman
Vonetta McGee – Jemima Brown
Jack Cassidy – Miles Mellough
Heidi Brühl – Mrs. Anna Montaigne
Thayer David – Dragon
Reiner Schöne – Karl Freytag (as Reiner Schoene)
Michael Grimm – Anderl Meyer
Jean-Pierre Bernard – Jean-Paul Montaigne
Brenda Venus – George
Gregory Walcott – Pope
Candice Rialson – Art Student
Elaine Shore – Miss Cerberus
Dan Howard – Dewayne
Jack Kosslyn – Reporter
Walter Kraus – Kruger
Frank Redmond – Wormwood/Henri Bach
Siegfried Wallach – Hotel Manager
Susan Morgan – Buns
Jack Frey – Cab Driver
Review by Theo Robertson
Clint Eastwood has had a very up and down career as a director. He made PLAY MISTY FOR ME which pre-empted the stalker thrillers of the late 80s early 90s and he deservedly won an Oscar for UNFORGIVEN, but just about every other Eastwood directed project is totally forgettable. This includes THE EIGER SANCTION.
Good points are: Jack Cassidy plays a former green berets Vietnam vet, who is presented as being camper than a row of pink tents. THE EIGER SANCTION is one of the very few films where a gay libber is portrayed as a villain.
They don’t make them like this anymore.
George Kennedy has a couple of very good lines (“Lady go and get”…. ” Listen the only time you’ll touch this telescope is to …”) and delivers them with perfect timing.
Some showroom dummies fall to their deaths off a rock face. Don’t you just love revealing mistakes?
Bad points: Just about everything else