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8 November 1985 (USA) See more »
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It began with his mother's kidnapping. And ended with deadly intrigue. [UK Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Interesting plot, average entertainment, with an excellent Hackman performance. See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Hackman ... Walter Lloyd / Duncan (Duke) Potter

Matt Dillon ... Chris Lloyd / Derek Potter

Gayle Hunnicutt ... 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

Josef Sommer ... Taber
Jacques Mignot ... Madison Hotel Clerk
Robert Liensol ... Cafe Vendor

Guy Boyd ... Clay
Ullrich Haupt ... Older Agent
Viktoriya Fyodorova ... Lise
Werner Pochath ... Young Agent
Catherine Rethi ... Nurse
Richard Münch ... Colonel
Jany Holt ... Proprietress Marie Louis Mansion
Herbert Berghof ... Schroeder
Jean-Pierre Stewart ... Ballard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dean Denton ... Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Gabrielle Scharnitzky ... Check-In Agent (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Penn 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Howard Berk 
Don Petersen 
Leonard Stern  story

Produced by
David Brown .... producer
Bernard Sofronski .... executive producer
Richard D. Zanuck .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Small 
 
Cinematography by
Jean Tournier 
 
Film Editing by
Richard P. Cirincione 
Stephen A. Rotter 
 
Casting by
Gene Lasko 
 
Production Design by
Willy Holt 
 
Set Decoration by
Gabriel Béchir 
 
Costume Design by
Marie-Françoise Perochon 
 
Makeup Department
Jean-Max Guérin .... hair stylist
Paul Le Marinel .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Claude Albouze .... unit manager
Bernard Farrel .... production manager
Uwe Petersen .... production manager: Germany
William Watkins .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gene Lasko .... second unit director
Vincent Macheras .... second assistant director
Alain Tasma .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
René Albouze .... property master
 
Sound Department
Bernard Bats .... sound mixer
Richard Bats .... sound mixer
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor
Dan Lieberstein .... sound editor
Peter Odabashian .... sound editor
Paul Trejo .... sound editor
Steven Visscher .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
René Albouze .... special effects
 
Stunts
Claude Carliez .... stunt coordinator
Michel Carliez .... stunt double
Jo Cote .... stunt double (as Joe Cote)
Fred Culbertson .... stunt double
Fabrice Houy .... stunt double (as Fabrice Huoy)
Michel Julienne .... stunt coordinator
Rémy Julienne .... stunt coordinator
Gérard Moisan .... stunt double (as Gerard Moisan)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jean Fontanilles .... gaffer
Etienne George .... still photographer
Joachim Scholz .... electrician
René Strasser .... key grip
 
Editorial Department
Donah Bassett .... negative cutter
Richard Friedlander .... apprentice editor
Jack Garsha .... color timer
William Kruzykowski .... assistant editor
William S. Scharf .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Clifford Carter .... musician: synthesizers (as Cliff Carter)
Norman Hollyn .... music editor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Robbie Kondor .... musician: synthesizers
Jay Rifkin .... music engineer
 
Transportation Department
Fred Culbertson .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Jacqueline Gamard .... script supervisor
Gene Lasko .... special consultant
Jette Sorensen .... production accountant
Claudine Strasser .... script supervisor assistant
 

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117 min
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One of the final films of production house CBS Theatrical Films. The company went defunct the year that this movie was released.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Chris leaves the US embassy in Berlin, he takes a mercedes cab. He does not change cabs but the used cars change several times and one of them has even French registration plates.See more »
Quotes:
Chris Lloyd:Son of a bitch! Can't you leave this family alone?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Arthur Penn (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
That Old Black MagicSee more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Interesting plot, average entertainment, with an excellent Hackman performance., 8 November 2004
Author: Richard Brunton from Edinburgh, Scotland

I'm a huge Gene Hackman fan and I remembered seeing this film many years ago and thinking it was quite cool, and when I saw the title in the paper again, I thought I would find out how right I was.

Well Hackman is once again excellent. He has such a natural and believable way about him in his roles that I find it hard not to be drawn into his character. He's definitely one of those actors who always plays himself, but it doesn't matter as his ability and style just carry it off without a thought. A truly great actor in my mind.

Matt Dillon is also very good, although his younger trademark look of startled deer is ever present.

The plot itself is a good one, in that Hackman plays Dillons father, a boring and very dull man with an equally dull job, in his sons eyes anyway. What quickly transpires is that he is not the speed limit sticking man that his son first thought, he is actually a ex CIA agent.

This change is done very well, with a short set piece in an airport. With the smallest of physical changes, Hackman flips from average father to confident and action ready agent. You can see it in his manner, and it shows his excellent capability as an actor.

The rest of the movie reveals the story as father and son are pulled deeper and deeper into his life, revealing the true extent of his agent activities. His son quickly realises that this is not the father he knew, and quickly grows from off-handedness to total rejection and then to acceptance again.

It is an interesting movie, and the plot is quite good with some interesting action sequences. Where it fails are some of the other actors and the hectic pace of the movie, it seems as though either in filming or editing that crucial parts of the movie have been missed or removed.

Big shame, but it is still good to watch for a Sunday afternoon movie. I think this may kick off my <i>watch every Gene Hackman movie</i> campaign.

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