TELEFON

(1977 Action/Thriller)




...[Pleasence] can play a demented man better than just about anyone...

---Gene Siskel, film critic of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE



CAST AND CREW:

CHARLES BRONSON (Grigori Borzov)
LEE REMICK (Barbara)
DONALD PLEASENCE (Nicolai Dalchimsky)
TYNE DALY (Dorothy Putterman)
ALAN BADEL (Colonel Malchenko)
PATRICK MAGEE (General Strelsky)
SHEREE NORTH (Marie Wills)
FRANK MARTH (Harley Sandburg)
HELEN PAGE CAMP (Emma Stark)
ROY JENSON (Doug Stark)

Directed by DON SIEGEL
Written by PETER HYAMS and STIRLING SILLIPHANT
(Based on the novel by WALTER WAGER)
Produced by JAMES B. HARRIS



SYNOPSIS:

When a psychotic Russian KGB clerk obtains the power to set off 51 human time bombs by telephone, Russian military officials send their top agent to the United States to eliminate him.



PLEASENCE'S CHARACTER:

Pleasence plays Nicolai Dalchimsky---a crazed Russian clerk in the KGB's Documents Section who is determined to ignite World War III.



PORTRAITS AND STILLS:

  • DONALD PLEASENCE AS NICOLAI DALCHIMSKY
  • PLEASENCE AS NICOLAI DALCHIMSKY #2
  • PLEASENCE AS NICOLAI DALCHIMSKY #3
  • PLEASENCE AS NICOLAI DALCHIMSKY #4
  • PLEASENCE AS NICOLAI DALCHIMSKY #5
  • PLEASENCE JOYOUSLY WATCHES THE EXPLOSION
  • PLEASENCE MAKES A DEADLY PHONE CALL
  • CHARLES BRONSON TRIES TO STRANGLE PLEASENCE
    Photos courtesy of Tim Murphy



    REVIEWS:

  • GENE SISKEL (The Chicago Tribune)



    VIDEO/LASER DISC/DVD AVAILABILITY:

    NTSC VIDEO TO BUY---AMAZON.COM
    NTSC VIDEO TO RENT---BEST VIDEO



    NOVEL AVAILABILITY:

    The original novel by Walter Wager is currently out-of-print. It may be available at your local library or used book store.



    STAR LINKS:

  • CHARLES BRONSON
  • LEE REMICK



    FILM LINKS:

  • INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE



    Photos 1977 METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER. All Rights Reserved.

    Logo designed by Karen Rappaport






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