The Chairman Poster

Release Date: 1969

DVD Release Date: November 7th, 2006

PG|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
American scientist John Hathaway (Gregory Peck) goes to Communist China on a mission to steal a formula for an experimental agricultural enzyme with enormous practical benefits. Those in charge of the mission implant a microchip in his brain that will allow him to communicate with them. However, Hathaway is unaware that the device monitors his activities -- including playing ping-pong against the Chairman (Conrad Yama) -- and can be activated to kill him if his mission doesn't succeed.

Cast: Gregory Peck, Anne Heywood, Arthur Hill, Alan Dobie, Conrad Yama, Burt Kwouk

Director: J. Thompson

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Deception, London, Suspenseful, Soldier, 1960s, Rivalry, Quest