Bishop (Charles Bronson) is a "mechanic"--a hired killer. And
he's the best at what he does, for he exterminates his targets in
uniquely violent ways. But the 50ish Bishop is about to retire, so he
takes on a young apprentice named Steve McKenna (Jan Michael Vincent).
However, the mechanic finds himself caught between a rock and a hard
place when he's hired to kill Steve's father.
MECHANIC is a pivotal film that brought together the talents of Charles
Bronson and director Michael Winner. Had they not met here, there is a
good chance they would not have gone on together to produce the three
wonderful DEATH WISH films. Add to the combination of Michael Winner and
Charles Bronson the excellent Jan Michael Vincent, and the result is an
explosive, essential example of action entertainment at its best.