As steady hands carefully wire a bomb and meticulously set the timer to the eerie sounds of children singing in the background, and as the deadly device explodes, rupturing a building into fragments and splintering the tranquility of the theatre. Elite assassins Mike Locken and George Hansen take on jobs too risky for even the CIA to handle. They’re best friends, superior marksmen and on the A-list when it comes to killing. But when one high-powered hitman betrays another, the intrigue, the violence and the trills become more than just a dangerous game of who-kills-whom first…It becomes a very personal war!
• This film was the last collaboration between Sam Peckinpah and composer Jerry Fielding with Fielding stating that it was time for them to end their creative partnership.
• In preparation for the film, Robert Duvall and James Caan took lessons in mastering their characters’ skills with Duvall taking lessons in using a rifle with infra-red scope and Caan learning to disarm the film’s villains with the use of a cane.
• In a 1975 interview with the “Los Angeles Herald-Examiner,” Sam Peckinpah said that his preparation consisted of watching Bruce Lee movies.