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Release Date:
29 April 1985 (USA) See more »
In a world at war, a deadly game is waged where sex is the ultimate weapon! [Video Australia] See more »
In Cairo during World War II, a German agent tries to infiltrate the British command to lay the groundwork for Erwin Rommel's conquest of Egypt. | Add synopsis »
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Cliff Robertson ... Maj. William Vandam

David Soul ... Alex Wolff

Season Hubley ... Elene Fontana
Lina Raymond ... Sonja El Aram

Anthony Quayle ... Abdullah

David Hemmings ... Maj. Smith

Robert Culp ... Gen. Erwin Rommel
Robert Swales ... Sgt. Jake Lendenowen

Charlie Condou ... Billy Vandam
Ellis Dale ... Col. Bogge
Raymond Young ... Gen. Povey

Richard Gibson ... Capt. Newman
Bruce McGuire ... Cpl. Cox
Robyn Watson ... Cpl. Maxwell
Larry Mendelson ... Provost Officer
Mark Lewis ... Supt. Kemel

Marne Maitland ... Gaafar
Terry Raven ... Ishmael
David George ... Hershel
Cyrus Elias ... Aristopolous
Taieb Oueslati ... Ibrahim
Ahmed Snoussi ... Detective
John Malcolm ... Field Marshal Kesslering
Chris Jenkinson ... Von Mellenthin

Directed by
David Hemmings 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ken Follett  book
Samuel Harris 

Produced by
Adam Lawrence .... producer
David Lawrence .... executive producer
Robyn Watson .... producer (as Robyn A. Watson)
Estelle Lawrence .... co-producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
J.A.C. Redford 
Cinematography by
Mario Vulpiani 
Film Editing by
Sidney Katz 
Art Direction by
Enrico Fiorentini 
Costume Design by
Ugo Pericoli 
Makeup Department
Marcello Meniconi .... makeup artist
Mauro Tamagnini .... hair stylist
Production Management
Ahmed Baha Attia .... production manager: Tunisia
George Goodman .... executive production manager
Carlo Lastricati .... production supervisor: Italy
Mark Lombardo .... production supervisor
Paolo Piria .... production manager: Italy
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Slim Mzali .... first assistant director
Mohamed Ali El Okby .... first assistant director
Karima Ladjimi .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rene Borisewitz .... sound recordist
Paul Schremp .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Luciano Byrd .... special effects
Franco Maria Salamon .... stunt coordinator (as Franco Salamon)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mario Bagnato .... assistant camera
Claudio Morabito .... camera operator
Casting Department
Beth Charkham .... casting: London
Shaila Rubin .... casting: Rome (as Sheila Ruben)
Editorial Department
Rick Piccini .... on-line editor
Location Management
Tarak Ben Ammar .... location coordinator: Tunisia
Music Department
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor
Other crew
Amel Becharnia .... production secretary: Tunisia
Rachel Griffiths .... script supervisor
Dean S. Lawrence .... production assistant
Tammy Norman .... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"Ken Follett's 'The Key to Rebecca'" - International (English title) (complete title)
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USA:194 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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This film generated a lot of controversy when first broadcast because of a scene that had two women in bed with a man, including having the two women kiss.See more »


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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Suspense Thriller, 2 May 2000
Author: petervee from Ottawa, Canada

This is pretty good movie if you are willing to accept: the fact that David Soul is German and a Nazi; A lesbian scene in which a heterosexual woman accepts a lesbian with a simple "don't worry" comment after which she gets in the scene; Robertson has an English (Queen's English) speaking son; No-one seems to find anyone, even though they are in-front of them. People die for no reason.

Even with all of that, it is suspensful, sexy, and rather exciting.

Well worth spending a few hours watching on video or on TV (however, only on encrypted channels....)

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