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Release Date:
8 November 1985 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
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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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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Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia:
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:
Factual errors: Chris changes his mind and boards the Berlin plane instead of the Frankfurt plane without rebooking his ticket.See more »
Quotes:
Chris Lloyd:Tourists? We're not talkng about tourists here, we're talking about mom! And I know you, you don't drink unless you're nervous.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Arthur Penn (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Lost In LoveSee more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Much To Do About Nothing, 19 January 2007
Author: whpratt1 from United States

Missed seeing this film over the years as I am a big fan of Gene Hackman, (Walter Llyod/Duke Potter),"Absolute Power", who plays the role as the average husband and wife with a son who is not very close to his father at all. Matt Dillon,(Chris Llyod/Derek Potter),"Loverboy", plays the son and Gayle Hunnicutt(Donna Llyod) "Dream Lover", is the wife who tries her very best to get her Walter to become closer to their son Chris. Donna disappears while she is on a tour in a foreign country and then the story gets quite complicated with lots of guns going off and plenty of car chases and great photograph in Germany and France. This film builds you up as you start getting interested and sort of goes down hill real fast. I like Gene Hackman and that is the only reason I decided to finish seeing this film.

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