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Code Name: Emerald (1985)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, War  |  27 September 1985 (USA)
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In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). ... See full summary »



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Julie Jézéquel ...
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In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). To achieve this goal, he will be supported by a secret friend of the allies, a very important German officer and the French resistance. But the nazi SS is not resting... Written by Luis Carvacho <>

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The "Emerald" titled films Emerald City (1988), Code Name: Emerald (1985) and The Emerald Forest (1985) were all made and released around the time of the mid-late 1980s. See more »


When Ed Harris' character jumps out of the plane, he's wearing a green uniform. The camera cuts to a long shot of him descending with his parachute open. In that shot, the parachutist is wearing a white winter uniform. See more »

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Not a bad historical adventure, if pretty familiar.
13 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A double agent is dispatched to try to recover one of the 'Overlords' - the small group of people who knew when and where the Allied invasion would land. Ed Harris was a good choice to play the seeming turncoat. His intensity makes him hard to read while the viewer is jerked back and forth trying to figure out where his loyalties actually lie. Most of the film's running time is taken with the cat and mouse game of Ed trying to manipulate his objective's Nazi captors is pretty interesting, especially when one realizes that he is playing for the highest possible stakes: the success or failure of the biggest undertaking of the entire war. Then, when the action kicks in late in the picture, for once a big chase sequence has a dramatic purpose and isn't just there as a mindless diversion. Ed has to outwit and outrun the whole Nazi war machine in Fortress Europe, or the invasion is doomed.

Everything has a rather old fashioned feel to it, probably since this was just the type of movie that got made over and over in the late 40s and early 50s, but the production looks good and the period detail is convincing. Nothing here felt completely original, but it is a well enough made movie to be entertaining in itself.

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