A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

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Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defense David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a Polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,509,515 (USA)
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Nina Beka (played by Iman), Susan Atwell's (played by Sean Young) best friend, worked at a shop in the Old Post Office Pavilion, a famous Washington, DC landmark located at 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., NW and completed in 1899. It served as Washington's main post office until 1914, and then was converted into offices, and subsequently added shops and a food court. The structure's Clock Tower offers some of the best views in DC. See more »

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Susan Atwell and Tom Farrell knock on Nina Beka's door she lives in an apartment. When Tom Farrell and Scott Pritchard visit her she lives in a house. See more »

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Susan Atwell: It's David Brice, Secretary of Defense. Satisfied?
Tom Farrell: You know I work for Brice?
Susan Atwell: I guess that makes two of us.
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The opening credits appear in orange and then disappear, similar to the reconstruction process for the incriminating photograph of Tom. See more »

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DA YA THINK I'M SEXY?
By Rod Stewart and Carmine Appice
Published by WB Music Corp. & Nite Stalk Music and Rod Stewart
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A brilliant cold war thriller that is as rivetting today as it was when it was made in 1987.
28 February 1999 | by (new york city) – See all my reviews

"No Way Out" is one of the most original, suspenseful, tightly-knit thrillers ever made, comparable to John Frankenheimer's "Seven Days in May". Set in the Cold War era, Gene Hackman plays the Secretary of Defense, a married man obsessed with his mistress, the exquisitely beautiful Sean Young...as is her other secret lover, Costner, a Naval Admiral who is the C.I.A.'s Liaison. When Hackman accidentally kills Young in a jealous rage, a cover-up begins to find the notorious, never-seen Russian mole "Yuri" who works within the Pentagon, and to frame him for the murder. Costner is commanded to oversee the operation, and the action begins...and is sustained with the intensity of a race on the Autobahn. The amazing all-star cast also features Will Patton, George Dzunda, Iman and David Paymer. Costner delivers what is perhaps his most subtle performance. What distinguishes "No Way Out" is its brilliant plotting, tautness, and constant surprises...with the ending being the most deliriously mind-blowing surprise of all.


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