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The Jigsaw Man (1984)

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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

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

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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7 September 1984 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A hazárdőr  »

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Trivia

Last feature film of Bill Shine. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

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. (Chappell Aznavour Ltd.)
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Dull spy thriller is saved by its stars.
4 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

The direction is antiquated (long, boring conversations between two people in underlit offices, as the camera switches from a close-up of one person to a close-up of the other, and so on), and the script is confusing (though it clears up a bit on the second viewing). However, the film is saved EXCLUSIVELY by its cast, and especially by the star chemistry between Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier; the few scenes they share together are the best in the film. Caine pulls off a terrific Russian accent, too. (**)


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