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Panic in the City (1968)

Approved | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | February 1968 (USA)
An American agent is assigned to track down a renegade Soviet spy who is building an atomic device in Los Angeles and plans to destroy the city with it.

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Eddie Davis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Howard Duff ... Dave Pomeroy
Linda Cristal ... Dr. Paula Stevens
Stephen McNally ... James Kincade
Nehemiah Persoff ... August Best
Anne Jeffreys ... Myra Pryor
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Dr. Paul Cerbo (as Oscar Beregi)
Gregory Morton Gregory Morton ... Steadman
Dennis Hopper ... Goff
George Barrows ... Ernest
John Hoyt ... Dr. Milton Becker
Steve Franken ... Hal Johnson
Wesley Lau ... Police Lt. Brady
Jim Adams Jim Adams ... Tom
Hank Brandt Hank Brandt ... Miller
Eddie Firestone ... Owens
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When a man collapses on the street, he is brought to the hospital and when he was about to be x-rayed, the technician discovers that he is contaminated with radiation. A federal agent arrives to find out how he got infected. They learn that he is a scientist. But before he could be questioned he's killed. So they have to find out what's going on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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THE MOST TERRIFYING THREAT OF OUR TIMES! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dødsdom over Los Angeles See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Final theatrical feature of Anne Jeffreys. See more »

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Cheap but energetic thriller.
1 September 2018 | by g-hbeSee all my reviews

Agent Pomeroy (Howard Duff) is called in to crack a bunch of saboteurs planning an atomic explosion in LA. Another cheapie which kept us (slightly) entertained while we pointed at the screen and wondered 'who's that?' Howard Duff is one of those actors who was rarely off our screens in our younger years but somehow we never can remember his name or what he was in. Linda Cristal was the pretty young wife in 'The High Chaparral' and who do we have here but a very youthful Dennis Hopper! Probably much to his chagrin he gets bumped-off early on, perhaps to get started on Easy Rider (or did Hang 'em High come first?). Whatever, this was a good story that moved along nicely but was obviously a bit short in the funding department. On the plus side, we get to see the seamier, workaday reality of the city that is mostly shown in other movies as a glamorous, high-rolling place, and we found that quite refreshing and 'real'.


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