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No Way Out (1987)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  14 August 1987 (USA)
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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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Is it a crime of passion, or an act of treason? See more »


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Deceit  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,509,515 (USA)
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Many people consider Tom Farrell as the performance that launched Kevin Costner's career as a leading man. See more »

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The Pentagon is one of the largest buildings in the world, with 17 miles of corridors alone. For a single group to search it in two hours is preposterous. See more »

Quotes

Defense Secretary David Brice: [Tom, discovering Susan's dead suddenly needs to leave Brice's office] Cmdr Farrell, are we boring you?
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TWISTIN' U.S.A.
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Sleazy beginning, but good
10 February 2000 | by (Gainesville, FL) – See all my reviews

No Way Out is a suspense movie set during the cold war. Political intrigue within the US government is the focus of the film. The politically powerful Brice accidentally kills his mistress. Things get out of hand and he decides to frame her other lover as a spy. He knows that she is seeing someone else but has no idea who. Farrel, her other lover, is the man assigned to her case. He realizes that the investigation will eventually expose him, and when the investigators begin using a computer to restore a partially developed polaroid of Farrel found in the dead girlÕs things he has a good idea of how much time he has. There are some tense moments as Farrel trys to expose Brice before he is caught. Also there are a string of neat twists at the end, which succeed in not being corny.

This is worth your time. I definitely recommend it for fans of military suspense or cold war movies.


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