Having retired as an assassin for a secret organization, Eastwood leads a simple existence as an art history professor at a university. Blackmailed by the unscrupulous head of the organization, he agrees to perform one final "sanction." The victim's identity is not known, but he will be
one of the three men attempting to scale the Eiger, a brutal mountain in the Swiss Alps. Eastwood, a famous climber, will have to kill him during the excursion. As seen in FIREFOX as well as THE EIGER SANCTION, Eastwood is not very deft at creating an intriguing, exciting tale of international
espionage. Unlike his brilliant work in directing westerns, Eastwood falls victim to stodg...