Every time the news of a military coup d' etat hits the headlines, the story of Power Play is being played out for real. In his most unusual film David Hemmings plays the part of a loyal army colonel in a country blighted with cruelty, corruption and fascism. Much against his will but inspired by dissident intellectual Dr. Rousseau (Barry Morse) Hemmings foments a plot to toople the government.
The planning of the coup, the outwitting of the unspeakable secret police chief Blair (Donald Pleasence), the fearful demands of loyalty to a treacherous plot and a bitterly ironic conclusion give this film an all too realistic feeling. A film for anyone intrested in the times in which we live.
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Director: Martyn Burke
Cast: Peter O'Toole, David Hemmings, Donald Pleasence, Barry Morse, Jon Granik, Marcella Saint-Amant, George Touliatos, Chuck Shamata, Gary Reineke, Harvey Atkin, August Schellenberg, Dick Cavett
Genre: Drama, Action and Adventure
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