Assault on Agathon

Assault on Agathon is a 1975 drama film directed by László Benedek and starring Nico Minardos, Nina van Pallandt, Marianne Faithfull and John Woodvine. It is based on a novel by Alan Caillou.

Assault on Agathon
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Theatrical poster
Directed byLászló Benedek
Screenplay byAlan Caillou
Based onAssault on Agathon
by Alan Caillou
Produced byNico Minardos
StarringNico Minardos
Nina van Pallandt
Marianne Faithfull
John Woodvine
CinematographyGiorgos Arvanitis
Aris Stavrou
Edited byIgo Kantor
Music byKen Thorne
Distributed byMGM
Release date
  • July 24, 1975 (1975-07-24)
Running time
96 minutes
CountryUnited States


Cabot Cain is a Western secret agent assigned to stop the mysterious Agathon, an ex-World War II revolutionary, who is committing terrorist acts in Greece and Albania.[1]


Nico Minardos obtained financing for the film from Kjell Qvale, a Bay Area-based automotive entrepreneur who was then the majority shareholder in Jensen Motors. Minardos had approached Qvale for a product placement deal to use a Jensen Interceptor during filming but ultimately convinced Qvale to finance the entire movie.[2]


  1. ^ Mavis, Paul (8 June 2015). The Espionage Filmography: United States Releases, 1898 through 1999 - Paul Mavis - Google Books. ISBN 9781476604275. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  2. ^ "Finding Nico (2010)".

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