Motion Picture Purgatory: KINGS & DESPERATE MEN (1981)

Nothing says season’s greetings like a holiday hostage thriller, which is exactly what the obscure tax shelter co-production KINGS & DESPERATE MEN provides. In fact, the film’s director Alexis Kanner–who had previously co-starred on UK TV show THE PRISONER alongside Patrick McGoohan, who headlines here–later alleged that DIE HARD ripped off his earlier effort. A court of law didn’t agree. Rick Trembles takes a swig of egg nog and checks out this largely forgotten entry for his latest installment of Motion Picture Purgatory. Rick sez: