The Killer Elite is a 1975 action film.
- Arthur Hill - Cap Collis
- Mako - Yuen Chung
- Burt Young - Mac
- Bo Hopkins - Jerome Miller
- Gig Young - Lawrence Weyburn
Mike Locken and George Hansen are best friends and private contractors for a private intelligence agency, Communications Integrity or ComTeg, which handles covert assignments for the CIA. At the beginning of the film, Locken and Hansen are helping an East European defector, Vorodny escape. After delivering the defector to other ComTeg operatives, Locken and Hansen throw a wild party to relax. The next day, they go to a ComTeg safehouse to relieve other agents who have been guarding Vorodny, the defector they previously helped escape.
Hansen, having been bought out by an unknown rival group, assassinates Vorodny, and then critically wounds Locken in the knee and elbow, telling Locken that he's, "just been retired."
Told that he'll be a cripple for life and that his career is apparently at an end, Locken undergoes a long period of rehabilitation when he is subsequently approached with another assignment from his Com-Teg contact man, Cap Collis. It requires him to protect an Asian client, Yuen Chung. It also gives him the opportunity to seek revenge against Hansen, who is part of the team out to assassinate the client.
Locken, having become well versed in the martial arts using his cane during his rehabilitation, recruits a couple of former ComTeg associates, Mac --a wheelman and a former friend of Locken's--and Miller, a weapons expert, to help him. However, the deal turns out to be an elaborate set-up: part of an internal power struggle between rival Com-Teg directors; the aforementioned Cap Collis and his superior, Lawrence Weybourne.
In a subsequent assassination attempt on Chung, Hansen gets the drop on Locken, but is shot and killed by Miller. Locken rebukes Miller for killing Hansen. He later forgives him. A final showdown between the Asian rivals takes place aboard a naval vessel on the Reserve Fleet in Suisun Bay, California with Locken and Mac involved in the fray and confronting Collis one last time.
- "Ramona" - Mike and George