The assassination of the prime minister of Eritrea sets off a chain of events with global repercussions in the intelligence community. Longtime CIA operative Gerald Cross decides he wants out of the agency so he can spend more time with his wife.
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It is Burt Lancaster. It is not Alain Delon. It is Lancaster making the difference. Delon is already on the decline, showing that he lost his aura. The "Le Samourai" ending does not help. It was a mistake to move to the US. Burt Lancaster, old school guy, cannot bring it forward alone to 4 or 5 stars.