Scorpio is a 1973 American spy film directed by Michael Winner and written by David W. Rintels and Gerald Wilson. It stars Burt Lancaster, Alain Delon and Paul Scofield. Delon plays the title character, a hitman hired by the CIA to assassinate his mentor, a former agent suspected of treason.
Cross (Burt Lancaster) is an experienced assassin for the CIA who decides he’s quitting the business. When he announces his intentions, however, the CIA decides they’d rather have him dead than retired. They assign Scorpio (Alain Delon), a French assassin whom Cross has mentored for years, to do the job. A complicated game of cat and mouse follows, during which Cross relies on his many contacts and years of experience to elude the man he’s taught everything he knows.
Scorpio. Burt Lancaster is a spy who wants out, but you can’t get out just by wanting out, I guess, and so the CIA orders him executed. Alain Delon plays a French trigger-man that gets the assignment.