First, in “St. Ives
” (1976), crime reporter-turned-novelist Charles Bronson plays go-between to recover stolen ledgers that could possibly ignite a gang war between two rival underworld factions and becomes lost in a maze of betrayal and murder. Co-stars John Houseman, Jacqueline Bisset, Maximilian Schell, and Harry Guardino.
Then, in “Telefon” (1977), Charles Bronson is KGB agent Major Grigori Borzov racing to stop rogue associate Nikolai Dalchimsky (Donald Pleasence) from activating brainwashed sleeper agents living in America. With the clock ticking towards doomsday, Borzov must stop Dalchimsky before his actions set World War III in motion. Lee Remick, Tyne Daly co-star; directed by Don Siegel. 198 min. total. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; featurette; theatrical trailer.