Help identifying a movie (revenge thriller from 60s or 70s)

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  1. rijir

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    There was a movie I remember seeing back in the 70s or early 80s on TV. I am guessing the film is from the 60s or 70s. I don't remember much. What I do remember is that the "killer" was missing both hands and had metal pinchers in their place. I also remember scenes where he was outside on top of buildings. I know this is little to go on. But I have wondered for years what the name of this movie is. It may have been a made for TV film.

    I know it isn't "Rolling Thunder". I already checked that one out.

    If anyone has an idea please let me know.
     
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    This might be a longshot but there was actually an episode of the original classic HAWAII FIVE-O series called "Hookman" about a handless sniper who had mastered using a pair of mechanical hook prosthesis in order to seek revenge on the Police by sniping officers from the rooftops with a telescopic rifle. This would have been aired in the period you were talking about. This episode was voted one of the most popular episodes of the long running series. The current H5O reboot did a remake of this episode last season with Peter (ROBOCOP) Weller as the vengeful gunman.
     
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    Okay. I will have to check this one out. thanks.
     
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    So, did you ever figure out what film or show you were remembering ?
     

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