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Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when ... See full summary »

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Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter
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Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter
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Donna Lloyd
Randy Moore ...
Tour Director
Ilona Grübel ...
Carla (as Ilona Grubel)
Tomas Hnevsa ...
Henke
Jean-Pol Dubois ...
Glasses
Robert Ground ...
Marine Sergeant
Véronique Guillaud ...
Secretary American Consulate
Charlotte Bailey ...
Receptionist
James Selby ...
Ross
Ray Fry ...
Mason
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Taber
Jacques Mignot ...
Madison Hotel Clerk
Robert Liensol ...
Cafe Vendor
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Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when he was growing up. But when his mother is kidnapped while in Europe, to Chris's confusion, Walter suddenly turns into a man of action. Just who is his father anyway. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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It began with his mother's kidnapping and ended in murder. [UK Video] See more »

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Agente doble en Berlín  »

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One of two 1985 movies starring Matt Dillon first released in 1985. Both had one word titles. The other film was Rebel (1985). See more »

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Chris changes his mind and boards the Berlin plane instead of the Frankfurt plane without rebooking his ticket. See more »

Quotes

Chris Lloyd: Look, I don't know who you were in the old days but don't you think I should do the driving now?
Walter Lloyd: Just don't worry, okay? I think I can handle.
Chris Lloyd: Alright. Here we go to Hamburg at 20 miles an hour.
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Misses the bullseye
24 August 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The concentration on character and family values in Arthur Penn's spy thriller ought to make it a better, more intelligent movie, but somehow it doesn't work. Gene Hackman is an ex-CIA spy who's been "in from the cold" for 15 years. But now his wife has been kidnapped in Paris, and he has to get back into top gear in order to retrieve her. He also has to tell the truth about his past to his 18 year old son (Matt Dillon), who hitherto has thought his dad as much a man of action as Mr Magoo. There are all the contrivances we expect in this genre of film - repeated attempts on Hackman's life; car chases; femmes fatales; CIA agents who might be working for the other side; etc, etc. But little tension is developed, and first the recriminations and then the bonding between Hackman and Dillon simply slow the action down. I found the climax a tad ludicrous, but by that time didn't care much.


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