Directed by Michael Winner, "Scorpio" (also known as "Scorpio, der Killer") is an Action/Drama/Thriller film, released in the USA on April 19 of 1973 , starring Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon, Paul Scofield, John Colicos, Gayle Hunnicutt and J.D. Cannon.
When Scorpio wants you... there is no place to hide!
Who directed "Scorpio":
Scorpio was directed by Michael Winner, an English director, producer, writer, and actor.
Before Scorpio, Michael Winner had directed The Mechanic, released in 1972, Chato's Land (1972), The Nightcomers (1972), Lawman (1971), The Games (1970), and I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967). Since, he directed The Stone Killer, released in 1973, Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976), The Sentinel (1977), The Big Sleep (1978), Firepower (1979), and Death Wish II (1982).
When was "Scorpio" released:
Scorpio was first released on Thursday, April 19, 1973, in the United States. Other films released on Thursday, April 19, 1973 are Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing (dir. Alan J. Pakula), High Plains Drifter (dir. Clint Eastwood), Soylent Green (dir. Richard Fleischer), and Ciao Manhattan (dir. John Palmer and David Weisman). This was forty-six (46) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, April 11, 1973 in France and on Thursday, October 25, 1973 in Germany.
Who is at the casting of "Scorpio":
At the casting of Scorpio we find Burt Lancaster, previously seen in Valdez Is Coming (1971) and Lawman (1971); Alain Delon (The Assassination of Trotsky (1972), La Prima notte di quiete (1972)); Paul Scofield (King Lear (1971), A Man for All Seasons (1966)) [ more... ]
What is the Storyline of "Scorpio":
It is about a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent named Cross (Burt Lancaster), a successful but retiring assassin, who is training "Scorpio" to replace him. Cross is teaching him as much about protecting himself from his patrons and never trusting anyone as how to get away clean.
The CIA tells "Scorpio", Jean Laurier (Alain Delon), to kill Cross for suspected treason and collaboration with the Russians. Scorpio is threatened with jail on a false narcotics charge if he doesn't [...]
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