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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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Senator Duvall
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Major Donovan
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Nina Beka
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Kevin O'Brien
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Mate
Marshall Bell ...
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Schiller
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Cup Breaker
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Storyline

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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Don't mess with people who have other people See more »


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Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deceit  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,509,515 (USA)
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Trivia

Kevin Costner did actually rollover the hood of a moving car during one of the chase sequences. According to the film's original press material, an insurance executive approached director Roger Donaldson after that stunt and said: "Don't you ever... ever... EVER... do that again!" See more »

Goofs

When Farrell's arm is sliced by the "goon" at the end it is much lower on the arm than where the band-aid shows it wrapped up in the last shots. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Schiller: [speaks Russian] We thought we'd never see you again.
Tom Farrell: [speaks Russian as well] So did I.
Schiller: Couldn't you have manage this better?
Tom Farrell: Not so fast, it's difficult for me to follow in Russian.
[switches back to English]
Tom Farrell: It's been very long for me.
Schiller: How thirsty you must be for the sound of our language.
[switches to English]
Schiller: Yevgeny Alekseevich, wouldn't you love to hear Russian again? Imagine Pushkin, Lermontov, Tolstoy...
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The opening and closing credits pan over the city of Washington. See more »

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TWISTIN' U.S.A.
By Kal Mann
Published by Kalmann Music, Inc.
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Definitely underrated first-class thriller
21 March 2007 | by (Gelsenkirchen, Germany) – See all my reviews

There are only a fistful movies I gave 9 points. This is one them. After watching it I immediately had an itch to watch a sequel (regrettably impossible due to the story line). Didn't actually want it to stop and was sad that it ended. (True for just a few other movies, like for example Dr. Zhivago or 12 Monkeys) When I checked the IMDb - rating composition to find out why this movie is so grotesquely underrated, I asserted that the IMDb Staff gave 8 points, anyway. (Phew!) One of the very few US-thrillers, the end of which I wasn't able to predict. Gene Hackman and Kevin Costner are habitually brilliant, Will Patton deserves an Oscar as the best supporting actor in my book.


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