The Eiger Sanction – 1975

The Eiger Sanction - 1975 - Clint Eastwood Movies


An classical art professor and collector, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.



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The Eiger Sanction - 1975 - Clint Eastwood Movies

Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – Jonathan Hemlock
  • George Kennedy – Ben Bowman
  • Vonetta McGee – Jemima Brown


  • Clint Eastwood


Jonathan Hemlock is an art history professor and collector who finances his hobby by performing the odd sanction (assassination) for an obscure government bureau. He is forced to take a case where he must find out which of the members of a mountain climbing team is the Russian killer he has been given as a target by joining an expedition to climb the treacherous Eiger.

Critical Reception

“It’s not entirely superbly directed- you can tell Eastwood is still working his way through doing certain techniques and frankly can’t film a love scene at all- but for what it’s worth, it’s good, under-looked stuff in the cannon, perfect for a ‘sick day’ viewing.” – MisterWhiplash -IMDB

” The story itself is better than average and the movie rates two and one half stars.” – filmbuff31 – IMDB

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