The Eiger Sanction

"Excellent"

The Eiger Sanction Review


Before there was Cliffhanger, there was The Eiger Sanction, a thrill ride of a movie that largely takes place on an icy mountaintop. The mountaineering is almost beside the point: Eiger's most curious aspect is its setup, which offers Clint Eastwood as a haughty art history professor who finances his art collection by performing contract assassinations for a shadowy group. His final assignment takes him to Eiger mountain in the Swiss Alps, where he has to figure out who on his climbing team is the villain, then dispatch him. Eastwood is at his smarmy best, and a host of memorable supporting players round out the production amiably. Great fun.


The Eiger Sanction

Facts and Figures

Run time: 123 mins

In Theaters: Wednesday 21st May 1975

Distributed by: Universal Pictures

Production compaines: Jennings Lang, Universal Pictures, Malpaso Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 75%
Fresh: 9 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer:

Starring: as Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, as Ben Bowman, as Jemima Brown, Jack Cassidy as Miles Mellough, Heidi Brühl as Mrs. Anna Montaigne, as Dragon, Reiner Schöne as Karl Freytag, Michael A. Grimm as Anderl Meyer, Jean-Pierre Bernard as Jean-Paul Montaigne, Brenda Venus as George, as Pope, Candice Rialson as Art Student, Elaine Shore as Miss Cerberus, Dan Howard as Dewayne, Jack Kosslyn as Reporter

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