A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by ... See full summary »
A network of older spies from the West recruits a young intelligence officer with a photographic memory to accompany them on a mission inside Russia. They must recover a letter written by the CIA that promises American assistance to Russia if China gets the atomic bomb. Written by
Initially, Steve McQueen was offered the part of "Charles Rone", but turned it down. John Huston also considered Warren Beatty and Robert Redford for the part before signing Patrick O'Neal, whom he had strongly considered as a replacement for Montgomery Clift in his earlier film, "Reflections In A Golden Eye" prior to his hiring Marlon Brando instead. See more »
When Ward and the Whore talk in the bathroom at the end, the movie crew is reflected in the tiles. See more »
[During drinks after a dinner party, with the wives present]
It was a long time ago. I'm not sure of the details any longer.
The Colonel is too modest. Imagine. All he actually knew was that three of Sturdevant's men were in a small Polish village. Correct?
I think so.
He had to determine which of the 2,300 people in the village were the three he wanted, so he rounded up the entire population. He began to interrogate and execute each of them one by one. Then it seems that when your husband ...
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I agree with all the positive comments and I've always wondered why this has been overlooked by video distributors. I can't also remember when I've ever seen it shown on television. I saw this movie as a kid and was blown away by it... I expected to see a standard spy thriller, but was surprised at how grim and unusual it was. In particular, I remember it got a PG (M at the time, I think) rating, but it clearly should have been an R. I've never seen a film that showed the espionage business in such a bizarre light. Richard Boone gave a great performance, and Barbara Parkins' character was really poignant. The film got a lot of bad reviews, and I never understood why... it was definitely original.
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