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The Jigsaw Man (1983)

PG | | Thriller | 1983 (Argentina)
An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Kimberley / Sergei Kuzminsky
Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith
Penelope Kimberley / Annabelle Kimberley
Jamie Fraser
Sir James Chorley
Morteza Kazerouni ...
Boris Medvachian
Michael Medwin ...
Eric Sevareid ...
Sabine Sun ...
Dr. Zilenka
Patrick Dawson ...
Gen. Zorin
Douglas Ransom
Maggie Rennie ...
Mrs. Ransom
Richard Aylen ...
Older Kimberley


Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB against each other. Written by Alexander Lum

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The Game of Spying, Double Cross, Defection, Betrayal & Death.




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1983 (Argentina)  »

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Richard Aylen is dubbed by Michael Caine. See more »


When Kimberly is listening to the news broadcast of his "death", the newscaster refers to the Manhattan Project spy Ethel Rosenberg as Esther Rosenberg. See more »


Philip Kimberley: [reading a paper] "Press agency Moscow. April 27th." But that's six months from now! "The death of Sir Philip Kimberley was announced here today. Former Director General, British Secret Service, defected." It's all here!
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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »


Only You And I
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Lyrics by Labi Siffre, Scott English
Sung by Dionne Warwick
Produced by Bob Gaudio
Rhythm arrangement by Jeremy Lubbock and Bob Gaudio
String & horn arrangement by Jeremy Lubbock
Recorded by Paul Lani and Rick Ruggieri
Mixed by Ron Hitchcock
Producers assistant: Marla Miller
Recorded at Sound Lab Studios, Los Angeles, California
Song & theme published by P.G.G.
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Boring routine movie
27 February 2007 | by (Italy) – See all my reviews

Michael Caine and Sir Laurence Olivier are involved in this routine movie (probably rent was due and the fellows were late on payment) which is completely useless. A former British spy who betrayed his own country is sent back from Russia on a mission. But suddenly (well, not so suddenly) the story twists to an unexpected (well, not so unexpected) ending. No actor seems to be interested in what is happening and the Italian dub (above all Olivier) is rather poor. The plot makes little sense and . If you look for a spy movie with Michael Caine, watch "The Ipcress File" or "The fourth protocol",instead. They would be a very much better choice.

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