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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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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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Michael Caine's character was originally inspired by British defector Kim Philby, a fictional version of whom is killed in the opening scenes of Caine's The Fourth Protocol (1987). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Penelope Kimberley: Don't be stupid, Philip. She could be dead by tonight.
Philip Kimberley: She's no good to them dead, is she? She's got a tongue in her head, she can explain.
Penelope Kimberley: In Russian? In Moscow?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Ashlee Simpson (2004) See more »

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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 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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