GenreAction, Drama ProducerDavid Sheldon WriterGalen Thompson LanguageEnglish
Release dateOctober 1976 (1976-10) CastLeslie Nielsen (John Trevor), Gary Lockwood (Frank Lassiter), Nancy Kwan (Lee Su), Maurice Downs (Hook) Similar moviesRelated William Girdler movies
TaglineThe Only Way Out Is Death!
Project kill 1976
Project: Kill is a 1976 action film directed by William Girdler and starring Leslie Nielsen before he began doing comedies. It is distributed by Troma Entertainment and Digiview Productions and was filmed in the Philippines in 1975.
Nielsen plays John Trevor, who for six years has been training and leading a team of highly trained special forces men (Code Name: Project: Kill) whose performance is enhanced by drugs. Over time Trevor realises that his men, who work independently, are being used as assassins rather than to protect government installations and individuals.
Trevor relates his worries to his second-in-command Frank Lassiter (Gary Lockwood), then decides to escape from his secret government base to the Philippines where two of his former comrades in arms reside. However, withdrawal from the mind-control drugs turn Trevor violent and dangerous, and now Lassiter must find him before he can do any real damage. Filipino criminal boss Alok Lee (Vic Díaz) learns of Trevor's arrival and has been paid to capture him and sell him to a foreign power so they may discover and duplicate the drugs and training given to Trevor's force.
Leslie Nielsen: John Trevor Gary Lockwood: Frank Lassiter Nancy Kwan: Lee Su Vic Silayan: Chief Insp. Cruz Vic Diaz: Alok Lee Galen Thompson: Carl Wagner Maurice Downs: Hook Pamela Parsons: Lynn Walker Carlos Salazar: Insp. Ortiz Franco Zarrate: Lung Set
The movie features one live song entitled: The Lonely World. The song was written by Sid Wayne.