1974 Shatter

Shatter - 1974

A Hammer production
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MPAA Approved Certificate No. 23821

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional
Made entirely on location in Hong Kong
Colour 90 mins


Contract killer Shatter successfully carries out the murder of an African leader, then flies to Hong Kong to collect his payment for the job. There, he finds that Washington employers are disowning him and now he himself becomes the target of several attempts on his life. He must destroy his enemies before they kill him!

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Art Director Johnson
Editor Eric Boyd-Perkins
Production Manager Chua Lam
Assistant Director Geoffrey Ho
Sound Recordist Les Hammond
Sound Editors Vernon Messenger and Jim Groom
Continuity Renee Glynne
Dubbing Mixer Dennis Whitlock
Special Effects Les Bowie
Assistant Editor Denis Whitehouse
Sound Maintenance Dan Grimmel
Boom Operator Tommy Staples
Focus Keith Jones
Camera Operator Roy Ford
Directors of Photography Brian Probyn BSc, John Wilcox BSc and Roy Ford
Production Secretary Jean Walter
Assistant to the Producer Christopher Carreras
Composer David Lindup
Musical Supervisor Philip Martell
Screenplay by Don Houghton
Produced by Michael Carreras and Vee King Shaw
Directed by Michael Carreras


Shatter Stuart Whiteman
Rattwood (Guest Star) Peter Cushing
Tai Pah Ti Lung
Mai Ling Lily Li
Hans Leber Anton Differing
Asabi M'Goya/Dabula M'Goya Yemi Ajibade
Howe Lo Wei
Thai Boxer James Ma
Korean Boxer Chiang Ha
Japanese Boxer Kao Hsuing
Leber's Girl Liu Ya Ying
First Bodyguard Liu Ka Yong
Second Bodyguard Huang Pei-Chi


More Kung Fu action, made back to back with "The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires". This film suffers badly from the fact that there is not one pleasant character in it, therefore leaving the audience with no one at all with whom to sympathise. Anyway, for whatever reason, the film was deemed so dire that it received no cinema release at all and would have remained unseen had it not been for the occasional airing on television.
 Stuart Whitman's films include Michael Curtiz's "The Comancheros" (1961, with John Wayne), "An American Dream" (1966, aka "See You in Hell, Darling", with Susan Denberg of "Frankenstein Created Woman" fame) and "Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" (1965).
 One person deserves a special mention here, this being the last Hammer film to be worked on by continuity lady Renee Glynne, whose credits for the Company go back to the late 1940's.
 The Art Director's credit seems incomplete and is probably supposed to read 'Johnson Tsau'.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy - The Hammer Graveyard Collection