As the Cheyenne nation embarks on a long, arduous trek back to Wyoming, the land of their forefathers from which they were displaced, the US Government sends troops to cut them off and turn them back to Oklahoma, until a sympathetic white captain convinces the Secretary of the Interior to show compassion.
Burt Reynolds is Mark Andrews, a CIA agent sent to Saigon during the Vietnam War to investigate a fellow agent's murder. While snooping, Andrews stumbles onto a plot to kill the US ambassador. With the help of friendly female contact Kim-chinh (Kieu Chinh), he escapes from terrorist kidnaper Professor Yen (Vic Diaz) and tries to prevent the ambassador's murder by a French double agent (Danielle Aubry). The only point of interest in this tepid espionage actioner (aside from the glimpse of early Reynolds) is that some of the footage was actually shot in Saigon just as the American presence began to intensify. But even with authentic locations, the story is just too stock to maintain much interest. Dully directed by Christian Nyby, OPERATION CIA is further evidence for film ^Iauteurists^R that "producer" Howard Hawks really directed the excellent science-fiction film THE THING (1951) and gave his protege Nyby the credit.
Hayden is shot in the back by partner de Corsia during a bank holdup. Left for dead, Hayden recovers with the help of Duncan, and goes out to avenge his betrayal. A predictable film buried in cliches--they could just about be marked off on a checklist. The screenplay gives the males the standard stuff and the females hardly anything to do at all. The title is also misleading; no gun battle occurs at Monterey. Technically it's okay for what it is, which isn't much at all.
Cornel Wilde, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter, Karl Malden, Paul Picerni, Lester Matthews, Dan O'Herlihy, Jay Novello, Robert Shaw. After assisting the French Underground during WWII, American Officer Cornel Wilde is later accused of murder and subversive activities by former colleagues. Based on the actual exploits of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Ortiz.
By night, vampires rise from loamy graves in search of human prey. By day, vampire slayer Jack Crow leads a contingent of Vatican mercenaries in a long-waged war against these enemies. After destroying a vampire nest in rural Mexico, 'Team Crow' is savagely ambushed during the victory celebration by the unholy Valek, a vicious 600-year-old vampire. Valek is nearing the end of a long search for the Berziers Cross, the implement of ritual that can give him all the vampires succeeding him omnipotent power to walk in the daylight. With most of his team massacred, and accompanied only by young priest Adam Guiteau, the sole surviving member of his team, Tony Montoya, and Katrina, a prostitute bitten by Valek who has yet to "change over," Crow pursues Valek through the high deserts, culminating in a fateful confrontation between faith and immortality...