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The Osterman Weekend (1983)

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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Richard Tremayne
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Joseph Cardone
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Ali Tanner
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Virginia Tremayne
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Betty Cardone
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Walter Stennings
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Steve Tanner
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Maxwell Danforth
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Marcia Heller
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Honeymoon Bride
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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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It will be a weekend to remember...if they survive it! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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4 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Das Osterman-Weekend  »

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$6,500,000 (USA)
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The last two actors cast for the film were Sam Peckinpah regulars Cassie Yates and Dennis Hopper. See more »

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When Tanner finds the fake dog head in the refrigerator, the refrigerator door is open and closed in alternate shots. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Danforth: Suppose I was to tell you that our enemies are capable of impairing rational thought, of dismantling our willingness to defend ourself, of dissociating whole societies from their value systems.
John Tanner: You mean they've got televisions.
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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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