The Killer Elite is a 1975 American action thriller film directed by Sam Peckinpah, starring James Caan and Robert Duvall.


Plot[edit | edit source]

Friends George Hansen (Robert Duvall) and Mike Locken (James Caan) are hit men who do contract jobs for a company called Com-Teg, associated with the CIA. But, when George gets a better offer from the competition, he turns on Mike, breaking his elbow and shoulder. It takes Mike a long time and a lot of physical therapy to get back on the job, but he does and coincidentally finds himself protecting a client whom Hansen and his gang are simultaneously being paid to assassinate.

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