The globe-trotting COVERT ASSASSIN is an elaborate thriller that chokes on its own plot entanglements. As is often the case with international co-productions, the film seems strangely sluggish, as though someone were slowly translating the meaning of the lines off-camera to the rest of the
Forced to resign after his maverick handling of a hijacking crisis, ex-NATO task force commander Colonel Peter Stride (Roy Scheider) finds himself embroiled in terrorist intrigue involving weapons sold to anti-American countries. Wealthy, sensual Baroness Magda Altman (Patricia Millardet)
persuades Stride to undertake a search for Caliph, a shadowy terrorist responsib...