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They Only Kill Once

1968 1h 30m Action List
Reviews 62% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings
An undercover drug agent (David McCallum) tracks a former mobster to Acapulco and finds a heroin operation. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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John Russell Taylor Times (UK) Brian G. Hutton has directed snappily, with little wastage of word and action, and the set piece of smuggling in the middle is nicely tense. May 1, 2024 Full Review Renata Adler New York Times It is a strong cast. Telly Savalas and Rip Torn, in particular, act fine, consistent villains-Mr. Savalas heavy, comic and civilized, Mr. Torn, callow and lip curling. Jan 9, 2018 Full Review Penelope Mortimer Observer (UK) A pitiful waste of time and money. May 1, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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j f Sol Madrid. Am I nuts, or did Coppola "borrow " a couple things from this movie for The Godfather? Amazing cast. Heck of a picture. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 08/04/23 Full Review Steve D Feels like it wants to be Man From U.N.C.L.E. with the same production value. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Brian G. Hutton directed this solid if unspectacular international crime film. David McCallum plays an undercover narcotics agent who's out to convince a hit man to testify against a major drug kingpin. It's nothing you haven't seen before, but it's well done and has a strong supporting cast that includes Stella Stevens, Telly Savalas, Ricardo Montalban, Rip Torn (as a terrific villain), Pat Hingle and Perry Lopez. Lalo Schifrin provided a nicely jazzy Latin score for the films Acapulco setting. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis An undercover drug agent (David McCallum) tracks a former mobster to Acapulco and finds a heroin operation.
Brian G. Hutton
Hall Bartlett
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Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 25, 2018
1h 30m