Target of an Assassin is a 1978 political thriller starring Academy Award winning actor Anthony Quinn. As an ex-sailor suffering from terminal illness, Ernest Hobday (Anthony Quinn) is anxious to provide for his daughter after his death. When the African leader President Lunda (Simon Sabela) travels to South Africa for medical tests following an assassination attempt, Hobday sees an opportunity. Acting as a male nurse, Hobday develops a plot to kidnap President Lunda, intending to release him in exchange for a large ransom. Although the President is heavily guarded, the kidnapping is successful, and Hobday escapes with his prize. However, the stakes are high for Hobday, as the assassin is still hunting for President Lunda. Hobday must keep the President alive if he is to have any hope of collecting the ransom. Target of an Assassin's producers released the film in South Africa in 1976 as Tigers Don't Cry; it is often referred to internationally by this title.