Cross (Burt Lancaster) is an experienced assassin for the CIA who decides he's quitting the business. When he announces his intentions, however, the CIA decides they'd rather have him dead than retired. They assign Scorpio (Alain Delon), a French assassin whom Cross has mentored for years, to do the job. When Cross has to rely on his many contacts and years of experience to elude the man he's taught everything he knows, a complicated game of cat and mouse ensues.
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|Alain Delon||Jean 'Scorpio' Laurier / Jean Laurier|
|Paul Scofield||Sergei Zharkov|
|Jack Colvin||Paul Milney / Paul Milne|
|Celeste Yarnall||Helen Thomas|
|Howard Morton||Heck Thomas|
|Joanne Linville||Sarah / Sarah Cross|