A fairly routine programmer that boasts the screenwriting talents of a young Jack Nicholson (he coauthored the screenplay with Don Devlin). The story centers on the activities of professional assassin Nelson, who is hired by a group of nationalists to kill the exiled ruler of a South
American country, now living in the Caribbean. The cold-blooded Nelson waylays onetime advertising executive Kelly and his wife Spain and forces them to take him to the dictator's retreat in their boat. Keeping Spain as a hostage, Nelson botches the assassination attempt on the dictator and soon
finds himself running from the deposed ruler's men and from Kelly. Eventually Nelson is kil...