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Eyewitness, Movie, 1970 IMDB

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Also known as:

  • Silminnškijš (Finland)
  • Vaarallinen todistaja (Finland)
  • Les inconnus de Malte (France)
  • Il ragazzo ha visto l'assassino e deve morire (Italy)
  • Sudden Terror (USA)

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dsl SX

2014-01-11 00:06

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(US title). Discovered empty page had been posted for this B-film I saw when I was knee-high to a dwarf. Children's thriller set in Malta. Trying to find a decent copy/source - apparently only on VHS and then a Region 1 US-only DVD as alternative title Sudden Terror - but found youtube trailer to be going on with. If/when I get a full copy, I'll upgrade.

tali UK

2014-01-11 02:35

The last tv airing for this rarity was 20/03/1977.I then managed to watch it online (in HD no less) next on 1/12/08 -a gap of 31 YEARS

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2014-01-11 10:11

Malta , now that's an interesting car place!

dsl SX

2014-01-15 22:38

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Everything now updated/upgraded from full film. The final cliff road sequence as the Land Rover destroys the Herald is one of the most spectacular chases I can remember for good old-fashioned skill, direction, use of location, tension etc and well worth finding a copy - deserves to be much more widely known. Apart from a simple plot aimed more at children, the only real flaw with the film is a total lack of locally-assembled Rootes-jewels - it could have done with a few Imps, Minxes, Hunters, Vogues etc. And for cl82's info, Van Der Graaf Generator provided a lot of the incidental music, but this was not one of their notable moments.

Background cars - these are the only views before anyone asks:
1] 1959+ Consul Mk2 saloon with headlight chrome at 11-40:
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2] local body bus at 19-42; the Escort Mk1 on right was probably local assembly, there's a Victor FB on left, and various other stuff to play with:
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3] Fiat 600 at 22-18:
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4] a Merc Benz Binz ambulance at 30-41:
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Other stuff:
- dramatic wreck in background:
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Planes for impdb:
- served up as a buffet
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take as many as you want! :whistle:

- opening credits archive footage
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(absolutely no relevance for the film, but probably a casual reference to Malta's WW2 experience)

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Corkeyandpals US

2014-05-10 20:17

Aircraft at: http://impdb.org/index.php?title=Eyewitness

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