Power Play

Power Play is a 1978 British-Canadian thriller film starring Peter O'Toole and David Hemmings, based on the non-fiction strategy book Coup d'État: A Practical Handbook by Edward N. Luttwak.


A small group of military officers frustrated by the corruption of a fictional contemporary European government decide that they must overthrow the current administration. But the coup's leader worries that there is a spy in their group.

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    contentLocation Europe
    director Martyn Burke
    editor John Victor-Smith
    genre thriller
    keywords firing squad kill military officer
    musicBy Ken Thorne
    producer Bob Cooper Christopher Dalton Ronald I. Cohen
    publisher Rank Film Distributors