The Eiger Sanction

Story: Spy story about a mild mannered professor who is also a mountain climber and a retired government assassin. He is called out of retirement and sent on a mission to the Swiss Alps.

Scenery: Most of the local scenes involve interior shots. Near the beginning of the film are scenes shot at Monterey Peninsula College. About 20 minutes into the film is a scene at the Monterey airport terminal. A few scenes between 20 and 40 minutes into the movie were shot at Tor House on Carmel Point.


  • Director: Clint Eastwood.
  • Stars: Clint Eastwood, George Kennedy, Jack Cassidy, Vonetta McGee, Thayer David, Gregory Walcott, Brenda Venus.


  • Year: 1975
  • Studio: Universal/Malpaso
  • Film: Technicolor
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Panavision)
  • Sound: mono
  • Running time: 128 min.
  • MPAA Rating: R - violence and sex.


Information compiled from:
The Monterey Herald,
the Monterey County Film Commission, Leonard Maltin's Movie and Video Guide,
the Internet Movie Database,
and other sources.

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