Cinema: Quick Cuts

THE KILLER ELITE. James Caan and Robert Duvall show up in this haywire thriller as a couple of gunmen in the employ of a private company that handles political dirty work. When first glimpsed, they are helping a political exile from south of the border get to a safe harbor in Europe. While Caan showers after the hard day's work, Duvall, in the other room, shoots the top off the exile's head. Then he takes the first step toward becoming a double agent by shooting Caan too—but only in the knee and arm.


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