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The Osterman Weekend (1983)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  14 October 1983 (USA)
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The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in ... See full summary »

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Bernard Osterman
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Joseph Cardone
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Ali Tanner
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Virginia Tremayne
Cassie Yates ...
Betty Cardone
Sandy McPeak ...
Walter Stennings
Christopher Starr ...
Steve Tanner
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Maxwell Danforth
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Marcia Heller
John Bryson ...
Honeymoon Groom
Anne Haney ...
Honeymoon Bride
Kristen Peckinpah ...
Tremayne's Secretary
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The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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14 October 1983 (USA)  »

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The Osterman Weekend  »

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$6,500,000 (USA)
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According to David Weddle's book on Peckinpah, "If They Move, Kill 'Em", despite the extensive surveillance sequences and Peckinpah's declining health, the film wrapped production on January 17, 1983, on time and on budget. See more »

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During the closing credits we can see that the soundtrack is released by a label that goes under the name of Varese Saraband. The name of the label is actually Varese Sarabande, with an e in the end of the second name. See more »

Quotes

[the Motorcycle Cop pulls Osterman over]
Bernard Osterman: What's the trouble?
Motorcycle Cop: Can I see your license, please?
Bernard Osterman: Yeah, I wasn't speeding though. I've given that up. You know I've cut, I've cut way back on speeding. I've cut, cut it way down.
Motorcycle Cop: Yeah I thought that was you, you write for TV, don't ya?
Bernard Osterman: Yeah that's me. Yeah I'm, I'm on my way to catch a plane though, right.
Motorcycle Cop: Oh, don't worry, you'll make it. I like your stuff, Mister Osterman. Only sometimes I think you tend to be a little strident, ya know.
Bernard Osterman: Strident? Are ...
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Not the movie I wanted to see
26 January 2006 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie twice over one weekend. "Twice" you ask and then gave it a 2? Well, the first time I watched it with the sideways look that a dog might give its master when thoroughly confused. The second time was only because I could not believe that it was as bad and unintelligible as I thought it had been. As it turned out, I was right the first time.

This is a movie for those who have read the book and want to complete the Osterman cycle...book and movie. Then the movie would, perhaps, make sense. As a stand alone film, it seems to hope to rely on its vagueness and strangeness to make the viewer believe he is watching a genius at work, but alas, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar".


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