Burt Lancaster stars as Cross, a US intelligence veteran whose CIA chief McLeod (John Colicos) has marked him for termination. On the run from the assassin, the old spy takes refuge with his Soviet counterpart--a retired KGB operative, Zharkov (Paul Scofield). That action only makes matters worse, however, by confirming the chief's suspicions that Cross is betraying America and working with the Russians. Together with Zharkov, Cross must outwit the assassin and clear his name.
SCORPIO is a highly underrated spy classic. Directed by Michael Winner (DEATH WISH, THE MECHANIC), it features a plethora of high speed chases, machine gun show downs, and plummeting exploded objects.