|10.08.06||Friend's House|| AKA Sudden Terror, even though there's not a lot of terror and it's not very sudden. This stars Susan George and the kid from Oliver and Melody as a brother and sister who get mixed up into witnessing some sort of political assasination. It's directed by John Hough (who I didn't place last night but IMDb graciously reminds me that he did Dirty Mary Crazy Larry and The Legend of Hell House as well as The Watcher in the Woods and other things) and it's early 70s so it's got a real british thriller vibe (even though it was shot in Malta (sans falcons)). Lots of wide-angle close-ups, deep depth of field, and interesting foreground/background compositions give it the aire of a real movie, especially after sitting through a TV movie about the elderly. The size of the Melody kid's head still bugs me (not helped at all by his huge mop of hair in this) but this was back when Susan George's teeth were still relatively alright (and her body's always been alright)... plus there's this assassin guy who looks like if a young Steven Spielberg moved to swingin 60s London. He's not in the movie long but he definitely looks awesome whenever he appears.|
Also, another assassin looks a lot like Dave Coulier, which makes it awesomer.
This movie is pretty good, helped a lot by one scene where the bad guys do something I didn't expect them to do. I wouldn't say it's a very memorable film but it didn't suck at all.