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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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(9 articles)
Director & Actor Teams: The Overlooked & Underrated (Part 2 of 2)
 (From SoundOnSight. 14 July 2013, 2:16 PM, PDT)

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competent thriller but Chris annoys me 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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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Driving fiat uno up the stairs at the Hamburg harbor, Chris loses the front bumper, but the bumper is then back in place.See more »
Quotes:
Walter Lloyd:[to Mason] If you love Jesus, honk your horn.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Arthur Penn (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lost In LoveSee more »

FAQ

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competent thriller but Chris annoys me, 24 February 2015
Author: SnoopyStyle

Walter Lloyd (Gene Hackman) runs a Dallas lumber company. His son Chris (Matt Dillon) repairs stock cars and doesn't get along with him. His wife Donna travels to Paris but she goes missing. Father and son go off to look for her. Soon the stodgy businessman Walter turns into a man of action without Chris' knowledge. Walter is approached by two gun men with Donna's jewelry but he turns the table on them. He used to work for the CIA and reconnects with an old college Barney Taber (Josef Sommer). Chris saves his father from another gun attack and he finally comes clean to his son.

Matt Dillon is overplaying the bratty know-it-all rebellious teenager role. He overplays everything by a little like when he is first told. Hackman is more of the lead and he's very solid. It's a worthwhile watch for Hackman fans. It goes to lesser seen location like Germany. It's a competent spy action thriller but Matt Dillon's character keeps annoying me with his arrogant ignorance. He's being shot at, his father is a secret spy, his mother is kidnapped and he's still chasing tail.

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