Played by: Donald Pleasence
Telefon is a bit of an underrated gem in the career of Charles Bronson, so we’re dusting off this forgotten beauty for some much-needed limelight. In the film, Bronson plays a sleeper agent for the Soviet Union who was so heavily brainwashed that he doesn’t even remember being an agent.
After the Cold War became less of a threat, the Soviets let these agents live their lives in America in peace, but one rogue KGB official, Nikolai Dalchimsky, decides to activate these sleepers in order to destroy American targets. He does this by calling each agent one by one and uttering a phrase that erases their mental conditioning and reverts them back to dangerous Soviet spies attempting to begin WWIII. He's more of a puppet master than a physical threat, but that doesn't make him any less dangerous or memorable.