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Encyclopedia > Power Play (1978 film)
Power Play
Directed by Martyn Burke [1]
Produced by Bob Cooper (IV),
Ronald Cohen,
Christopher Dalton [1]
Written by Edward N. Luttwak,
Martyn Burke [1]
Starring Peter O'Toole
David Hemmings
Distributed by Rank Film Distributors Ltd [1]
Release date(s) 1978
Language English
IMDb profile

Power Play is a 1978 thriller film, based on the non-fiction strategy book Coup d'√Čtat by Edward N. Luttwak. Sir Ronald Cohen (1945- ) is an Egyptian-born British businessman and political figure, known as the father of British venture capital.[1] // Biography Early life Cohen was born in Egypt; his paternal family were Sephardi Jews, originally from Aleppo, Syria, though his mother, Sonia Douek, was English. ... Peter Seamus OToole (born August 2, 1932) is an Irish-born film and stage actor who was raised in England in the Yorkshire city of Leeds. ... David Hemmings in the late 1960s David Hemmings (18 November 1941 – 3 December 2003) was a British movie actor and director, whose most famous role was the photographer in Michelangelo Antonionis Blowup in 1966 (opposite Vanessa Redgrave), one of the films that best represented the spirit of the 1960s. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... A coup détat (pronounced ), or simply a coup, is the sudden overthrow of a government through unconstitutional means by a part of the state establishment, that mostly replaces just the top power figures. ...

A small group of military officers who are frustrated by the corruption of a fictional South American current government, decide that they must overthrow the current administration. But the coup's leader worries that their is a spy in their group.


  1. ^ a b c d Power Play (1978). movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved on 2006-09-05.



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