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The Osterman Weekend (1983)

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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
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Steve Tanner
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Maxwell Danforth
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Marcia Heller
John Bryson ...
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Anne Haney ...
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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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The one weekend of the year you won't want to miss. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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14 October 1983 (USA)  »

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Das Osterman-Weekend  »

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$6,500,000 (USA)
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One of two 1983 big Hollywood movies released that year involving friends spending a weekend together. The other film was The Big Chill (1983). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Lawrence Fassett: Think of them as fleas on a dog hit by a car driven by a drunken teenager whose girlfriend just gave him the clap. It will help you sense of perspective.
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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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