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The Eiger Sanction

This 1975 thriller was based on the novel The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian - the pen name of author Rodney William Whitaker - with Eastwood himself directing. In the story, Eastwood plays Hemlock, a former assassin working as an art history professor who is lured out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend. Hemlock is "sanctioned" by his old agency to pursue the mysterious killer to Switzerland, where he or she is supposedly part of a team climbing the Eiger mountain. Hemlock undergoes strenuous training for the climb while romancing various women and dodging assassination attempts.

The Eiger Sanction

Art professor Jonathan Hemlock (Eastwood) is a retired government assassin who gets coerced into doing One Last Job for his former employer C2: the sanctioning of the two enemy agents responsible for the murder of Agent Wormwood (actually Henri Baq, an old Vietnam War buddy of Hemlock's). While one agent is known and quickly dispatched by Hemlock, the only thing known about the second agent is that he'll be part of an expedition to climb the notorious north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.

The Eiger Sanction is a 1975 thriller directed by Clint Eastwood, who stars in the film as Dr. John Hemlock, a former assassin who is persuaded to accept a final "sanction" while leading a group of climbers up the Eiger mountain in the Swiss Alps. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Trevanian, the film is notable for its spectacular climbing sequences as well as being one of the earliest directorial efforts for the actor. 041b061a72




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