As the Cold War grinds on, agents from the East and West engage in elaborate deceptions. No one does it better than Callan, an assassin for a British intelligence service so secret it doesn't have a name. Edward Woodward (The Equalizer) became a star for his portrayal of the brooding Callan in this vintage British series from the '70s.
THE WICKER MAN's Edward Woodward stars in this British spy drama that won him a BAFTA for his performance. Things are not black and white for the titular agent--Callan wonders if the ends justify the means as he commits acts that would be illegal...if the government weren't ordering him to break the law. CALLAN also stars Patrick Mower and William Squire. This release features nine episodes of the classic series.
This highly pr aise d British ser ies brings a distinctly adult sensibility to the espionage thriller. In a BAFTA-winning role, Edward Woodward (The Wicker Man) plays a troubled spy who has more in common with le Carré's George Smiley than with Fleming's James Bond. He traffics in intelligence-gathering, blackmail, and assassination for a secret British organization, all while wrestling with his conscience. The morally complex scripts are enhanced by fine acting from William Squire (Anne of the Thousand Days) as Callan's manipulative superior, Patrick Mower (Target) as his arrogant rival, and Russell Hunter (American Cousins) as a petty thief whom Callan employs and befriends.
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