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The Little Drummer Girl (1984)

R  |   |  Thriller  |  19 October 1984 (USA)
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An American Actress with a penchant for lying is forceably recruited by Mosad, the Israeli intelligence agency to trap a Palestinian bomber, by pretending to be the girlfriend of his dead brother.

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Charlie
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Joseph
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Martin Kurtz
Sami Frey ...
Khalil
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Tayeh
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Litvak
Ben Levine ...
Dimitri
Jonathan Sagall ...
Teddy
Shlomit Hagoel ...
Rose
Juliano Mer-Khamis ...
Julio (as Juliano Mer)
Sabi Dorr ...
Ben
Doron Nesher ...
David
Smadar Brener ...
Toby
Shoshi Marciano ...
Rachel
Philipp Moog ...
Aaron
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A Palestinian bomber has killed an Israeli diplomat and his family and the Israeli plot to neutralise him becomes convoluted as they select an American Actress (Charlie) to impersonate the Bomber's brother's girlfriend after the Israeli's capture and kill the brother. Charlie is placed into a world where she begins being an actress, then becomes a spy, then is trained by the Palestinians as a guerrilla and finally is sent to deliver a bomb. She is chronically confused by how far she is really supposed to go in her impersonations and how much of herself she must give up. From the book by John Le Carre Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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She will become their most deadly weapon. As long as they can make her fall in love.

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19 October 1984 (USA)  »

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A Garota do Tambor  »

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$7,800,000 (USA)
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The lead role of Charlie played by Diane Keaton was originally intended to be an English woman. The Charlie character in John le Carré's source book is an English woman in her 20s whereas in this film she is an American woman in her 30s. See more »

Quotes

Marty Kurtz: I trust you will not immediately foam at the mouth if I add that we are also Israeli citizens.
Charlie: Israelis?
Marty Kurtz: Unless it's your conviction that Israel should be swept into the sea. Is that your conviction Charlie?
Charlie: Israelis, huh?
Marty Kurtz: Do you feel you are among enemies here?
Charlie: Oh Christ, I don't know what gives you that idea! Oh no, anyone who kidnaps me is a friend for LIFE!
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Referenced in Cybill: The Little Drummer Girls (1996) See more »

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The Little Drummer Girl
21 September 1999 | by (Budapest, Hungary) – See all my reviews

An English actress, who is widely known for being adherent of Palestinian, is enlisted by the Israelis to catch one of the most dangerous Palestinian terrorists.

A best-selling spy novel (allegedly based on Vanessa Redgrave) from the pen of an exceptionally complex and downbeat author turns to be a superficially very slick, fast-paced and action-packed but vaguely unsatisfactory, long-winded thriller that cheats on both faithful adaptation and real political background. Worth watching for its technical flair and professional handling all round, the content has lost somewhere among the bloodshed.


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