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Challenge (1974, USA) is a Crime-Drama film directed by Martin Beck.


Main Details

  • Released on May 1, 1974
  • Color
  • Running time: 94 minutes
  • Production Co.: E.O. Corporation
  • Distribution Co.: Cinemation Industries
  • Directed by Martin Beck
  • Written by Thom McIntyre, Alan J. Adler
  • Starring: Earl Owensby, Elizabeth Upton, Sandra Beck
  • Music: Duke Hall

Plot Summary

  • U.S. Senate candidate Frank Challenge will not sell out to the Syndicate. As a result, his family is murdered. Then Challenge becomes judge, jury, and executioner.


  • First there was 'Billy Jack'. Then came 'Walking Tall'. Now there is... Challenge The toughest man alive!
  • Move Over James Bond, The Lone Ranger and Hopalong Cassidy -- Frank Challenge is here!
  • They killed his wife - They murdered his daughter - They thought they killed him - But nothing could stop FRANK CHALLENGE!

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  • Second Killing - Menschenjagd (Germany, video title)
  • Mister Totschlag - Ein Mann übt Selbstjustiz (Germany, video re-release title)
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