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Writers:
Dorothea Bennett (novel)
Jo Eisinger (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 September 1984 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
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The Game of Spying, Double Cross, Defection, Betrayal & Death.
Plot:
An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Dull spy thriller is saved by its stars. See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Michael Caine ... Philip Kimberley / Sergei Kuzminsky

Laurence Olivier ... Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith

Susan George ... Penelope Kimberley / Annabelle Kimberley

Robert Powell ... Jamie Fraser

Charles Gray ... Sir James Chorley
Morteza Kazerouni ... Boris Medvachian
Michael Medwin ... Milroy
Eric Sevareid ... Himself
Sabine Sun ... Dr. Zilenka

David Kelly ... Cameron
Patrick Dawson ... Ginger
Vladek Sheybal ... Gen. Zorin

Peter Burton ... Douglas Ransom
Maggie Rennie ... Mrs. Ransom
Richard Aylen ... Older Kimberley
Anthony Pullen Shaw ... Matthews
Maureen Bennett ... Susan

Anthony Dawson ... Vicar
Peggy Marshall ... Polly
John Franklyn-Robbins ... English doctor
Thomas Heathcote ... Gamekeeper
Matthew Scurfield ... KGB man #1
Robert Austin ... KGB man #2
Jana Shelden ... Air hostess
Peter Hutchins ... Connolly
Yuri Borienko ... Russian trainer
Bill Shine ... Commissionaire
David Allister ... Sgt. Lloyd
Jennifer Jayne ... Nurse
Ian Masters ... Special Branch Man
Richard Borthwick ... Policeman

Owen Brenman ... Policeman
Maurice Thorogood ... Policeman
Nuala Barrie ... Lady in Church
P.G. Stephens ... Scaith's Driver
Nigel Humphreys ... Petrol Attendant (as Nigel Humphries)
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Nigel Le Vaillant ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Terence Young 
 
Writing credits
Dorothea Bennett (novel)

Jo Eisinger (screenplay)

Produced by
Ron Carr .... associate producer
Benjamin Fisz .... producer
Robert Porter .... co-producer
Mahmud Sipra .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
John Cameron 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Francis 
 
Film Editing by
Derek Trigg 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Production Design by
Michael Stringer 
 
Art Direction by
John Roberts 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... makeup assistant (as Christine Alsop)
Marsha Lewis .... hair stylist
Mark Nelson .... hair stylist
Connie Reeve .... chief makeup
 
Production Management
Patrick Clayton .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Hunt .... second unit director (as Peter Hunt)
Gerry O'Hara .... assistant director
Peter Swann .... second assistant director
Guy Travers .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Gari Bacon .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Martin Evans .... footsteps editor
Robin Gregory .... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... dubbing editor
Nicolas Le Messurier .... dubbing editor
Gordon K. McCallum .... dubbing editor
Jim Roddan .... dialogue editor
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator
Nicholas Stevenson .... sound editor
 
Stunts
Alan Stuart .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Annand .... clapper loader
Jim Dawes .... camera grip (as Jimmy Dawes)
James Devis .... additional photographer
Gordon Hayman .... camera operator
Mike Roberts .... camera operator
Tim Ross .... camera focus
Sergio Strizzi .... still photographer
Roy Larner .... gaffer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Terry Smith .... wardrobe master
James Wakely .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Michael John Bateman .... assistant editor (as Michael Bateman)
Neil Farrell .... assistant editor
Adrian Trent .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Cameron .... conductor
Bob Gaudio .... music arranger: score
Adrian Kerridge .... music recording engineer
Paul Lani .... score producer
Jeremy Lubbock .... music arranger: score
Jeremy Lubbock .... music arranger: strings and horns
Irving Martin .... music supervisor
Brian Peachey .... music editor
Rick Ruggieri .... score producer
K. Solomon .... additional music theme
Ron Hitchcock .... score mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jill Bender .... production assistant
Sheila Collins .... production assistant
Dennis Hall .... location manager
Ron Hickson .... title designer
Marla Miller .... assistant to producer
Juliet Nissen .... dialogue director
Jamie Porter .... unit runner
 
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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:
Errors in geography: In the middle of the film the Admiral is driven home. He starts by going east down Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square, though he actually lives in on the Middlesex side of the Thames by Kew railway bridge, as is clear from the name of the adjacent sailing club.See more »
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Dull spy thriller is saved by its stars., 4 January 2003
Author: gridoon

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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