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Embassy (1972)

PG | | Crime, Drama | February 1972 (UK)
A Russian spy penetrates into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon to try to kill a Soviet defector under asylum there.

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Richard 'Dick' Shannon
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Kesten
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Laure
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Ambassador
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Frank Dunniger
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Gorenko
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Kadish
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Gamble
David Healy ...
Phelan
Karl Held ...
Rylands
Sarah Marshall ...
Miss Harding
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Stacey
Leila Buheiry ...
Leila, Receptionist
Gail Clymer ...
Switchboard Operator
Edmond Hannania ...
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A Russian spy penetrates into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon to try to kill a Soviet defector under asylum there.

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Gorenko is to be flown out in the C141a Starlifter (ser. 64-0624; C/N 300-6037, 437th MAW) that is seen at the airport. On Thursday 12 July, 1984, that aircraft was destroyed in a fatal accident shortly after take-off from Sigonella Naval Airfield in Sicily. No. 3 engine experienced an uncontained failure. Debris was ejected which caused no. 4 engine to also fail. Debris also entered the cargo compartment, starting a fire in a pallet containing paint. The cargo fire produced thick, toxic smoke which made visual control of the aircraft extremely difficult. The aircraft entered a steep bank and crashed within 198 seconds of takeoff. All 8 crew members and the single passenger on board were killed. See more »

Quotes

Gorenko: What do you call this?
Frank Dunniger: A hamburger and french fries.
Gorenko: It's typical American food?
Frank Dunniger: Yeah, so what?
Gorenko: German town and French potatoes.
Frank Dunniger: Look, Junior, if it wasn't for you, I'd be home having Chicken Maryland with my wife, so shut up and eat.
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Somebody Stop This Madness
Written by Biddu
Blue Mountain Records B.M. 1007
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Too few Thrills
12 November 2007 | by (Frankfurt, Germany) – See all my reviews

It looks as if this cinematic essay in crime n' politics is quite rare. It is equipped with a cast that includes Max von Sydow, Ray Milland and Broderick Crawford and has a story with potential: A Russian working in the Ministry of Defense wants political asylum after his son is taken to the Gulag. He enters the US embassy in Beirut, only to be perpetrated by brute force killer Chuck Connors. Doesn't sound so bad, really; but it all is done in the manner of a TV movie. There are moments of thrill, but then again, no less moments of cheesy dialogue and bad cinematography. Among the actors, Connors stands out as sort of the personification of evil, but the script doesn't allow him to display all traits of his character. In essence, this film – if you can find it, since it has quite a few alternative titles – is fun to watch on a lazy Sunday afternoon, but doesn't fit for repeated viewing.


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