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The Human Factor
Directed by Edward Dmytryk • 1975 • United Kingdom, Italy
Starring George Kennedy, John Mills, Raf Vallone
The final film helmed by formerly blacklisted director Edward Dmytryk is a gritty revenge thriller that presciently mines anxieties surrounding technology and terrorism. An imposingly physical George Kennedy stars as John Kinsdale, a NATO computer specialist stationed in Naples, Italy, who returns home one day to find his wife and children brutally murdered. Driven by an all-consuming rage, Kinsdale goes rogue, using his computer skills to trace the killers to a terrorist organization and embarking on a violent one-man crusade of vengeance.