Lee Marvin and Robert Shaw... What could go wrong? A whole lot!
The production of this bad boy was fucked when both director Mark Robson and star Robert Shaw died of heart attacks within weeks of each other. Them's the breaks. Monte Hellman came in to complete the film and Gene Corman (brother of Roger) served as line producer. The result is an uneven flick but Lee Marvin is still tough as nails and the picture still works despite the universe trying to smack the fuck out of it.