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Alistair MacLean

Alistair MacLean


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Writer (feature film)

Hostage Tower, The (1980) as From Story
Billed as novelist Alistair MacLean's first original television thriller, this tale finds flamboyant master criminal Keir Dullea and several specialists staging an audacious scheme to capture the Eiffel Tower and hold as hostage one of its visitors, the U.S. President's mother (veteran British actre
Breakheart Pass (1975) as Screenwriter
A U.S. Marshall tries to bring in a captured outlaw during a treacherous train ride.
When Eight Bells Toll (1971) as Screenwriter
Puppet on a Chain (1971)
Following a triple professional hit a U.S. agent arrives in Amsterdam to investigate a heroin smuggling ring. He finds a city rife with drugs and a police force unable or unwilling to do much about it. With his incognito female fellow agent the American is soon stirring things up.
Where Eagles Dare (1969) as Screenwriter
An Allied team sets out to free an American officer held by the Nazis in a mountaintop castle.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Alistair MacLean's Night Watch (1995)
A special agent hired by the United Nations Anti-Crime Organization teams up with his commander and a battlefield-tough operative to track down a stolen painting.
Death Train (1993)
A United Nations anti-terrorist strike force tries to stop a hijacked train carrying a nuclear bomb and a squad of deadly triggermen from being delivered to Iraq.
River of Death (1989)
A Nazi doctor conducts experiments to create a virus that will cause havoc worldwide.
Bear Island (1979)
A group of people converge on a barren Arctic island. They have their reasons for being there but when a series of mysterious accidents and murders take place, a whole lot of darker motives become apparent. Could the fortune in buried Nazi gold be the key to the mystery? Donald Sutherland and Vanessa Redgrave investigate.
Force Ten From Navarone (1978)
The survivors of Navarone have been given a new, and even more difficult assignment - they must destroy a huge bridge located deep in the Balkans. However, there is a traitor in their midst.
Golden Rendezvous (1977)
The Caribbean Star is a cargo ship and a gambling casino. While at sea, the ship is hijacked by mercenary Luis Carreras, who is controlled by some mysterious authority. Luis installs an atomic device in the vessel, and the passengers are held hostage, threatened with death unless he receives the go
Breakheart Pass (1975)
A U.S. Marshall tries to bring in a captured outlaw during a treacherous train ride.
Caravan To Vaccares (1974)
American Neil Bowman (David Birney) is travelling through France when he meets British photographer Lila (Charlotte Rampling). They are hired by French land owner Duc de Croyter (Michel Lonsdale) to escort a Hungarian scientist to New York. But they soon realise that the job is not a cushy number, and have to deal with a gang of kidnappers who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the scientist.
Fear Is the Key (1973)
Following the death of his family in an aeroplane crash, a man plots an elaborate revenge scheme on those responsible. By setting himself up as a criminal, he plans to get close to a certain tycoon who has been approached by the culprits to help them retrieve the cargo of the lost plane.

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