Fear Is The Key
After his family are killed in a plane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. He sets himself up as a criminal in order to get close to a tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane.
Growing up in the '80s, one of my abiding memories is of the shelves of video rental shops groaning under the weight of underwhelming Alastair MacLean films. Sure, this was the guy who wrote Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare - stone cold classics both - but the rest of his adaptations were shoddily put together or just plain dull. Little did I realise that amongst that tat was an undiscovered gem: Fear is the Key.
Full Review here:
Barry Newman is a badass, he proved it in Vanishing Point and he proves it again in this film. This is a superb action flick with some great car chases that make Dukes Of Hazard look like a kids show (oh wait, it is). This also marks Ben Kingsley's film debut.
The first 30 minutes of this film are pretty good, the rest not so much. Includes some damn fine stunt driving.
Makes a good double-bill with the Vanishing Point. This one also has a some good car chasing and Barry Newman behind the wheel.