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Experienced British spy must retrieve a defecting Soviet scientist from Turkey. When a pretty female innocent bystander gets kidnapped by mistake by his enemies, he feels responsible and decides to help her as well.

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Omar
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Asimov
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Experienced British spy must retrieve a defecting Soviet scientist from Turkey. When a pretty female innocent bystander gets kidnapped by mistake by his enemies, he feels responsible and decides to help her as well.

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You don't turn your back on anyone. Especially the partner who's backing you up. See more »


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Wer zuletzt lebt, lebt am besten  »

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The title 'Innocent Bystanders' refers to a hostage Miriam Loman (played by Geraldine Chaplin) who innocently gets caught up in the intrigue. See more »

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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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A pretty good spy movie
25 April 1999 | by (Lubbock, TX) – See all my reviews

This one came in kind of late in that period of all the 007-imitation movies. Some of them were terrible, like "Operation Kid Brother" (which starred Sean Connery's brother Neil!). And some were pretty good, like "Innocent Bystanders". It is well-directed and its cinematography is excellent. Its rapid editing is really neat at first, but it gets kind of annoying after a while. Baker is excellent as a cold-blooded agent who has been double-crossed by his own people. I was amused by the constant bickering of Baker's two rival agents. "Innocent Bystanders" also has a couple alumni from the 007 movies: Donald Pleasence from "You Only Live Twice" (the original Dr. Evil!) and Vladek Sheybal from "From Russia With Love". If you in the mood for a dark spy adventure, "Innocent Bystanders" is for you.


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