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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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Kevin O'Brien
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Schiller
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Cup Breaker
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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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A tightly wound and engrossing thriller! See more »


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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deceit  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,509,515 (USA)
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Trivia

A precursor to the John Grisham screen adaptations of the early-to-mid 90s. See more »

Goofs

When Leon Russom is handing Farrell and Pritchard CIA reports he pulls them out of his briefcase. The next moment they walk him out of the office and he doesn't pick up the briefcase. Later he has it. See more »

Quotes

Tom Farrell: Who are these men?
Scott Pritchard: They're associated with Special Forces.
Tom Farrell: What? What does that mean?
Scott Pritchard: It means that they were Special Forces, now they're *associated* with Special Forces.
Tom Farrell: [to Contra 1] You work in Nicaragua?
[Contra 1 nods]
Tom Farrell: [to Contra 2] You with the Death Squads?
Tom Farrell: [to Scott] They're with the Death Squads!
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Crazy Credits

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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Hail to the Chief
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Music by James Sanderson (uncredited)
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Cold War Spy Thriller
5 May 2007 | by (2 hours north of Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I remember being in the theater with my friend, and she turned to me and said about Costner "He is just so good in this film" and I replied "He will be somebody someday." This was that kind of film. You felt the performances in your bones.

The film had that type of chemistry between all the major players. The plot would just seem like it was going to lag and then you get twisted around again. Three years later I went out and bought the script with a month's worth of money from my first job. I still have that script on my bookshelf. I also have had a copy of this film in my collection for the last 10 years.

Sean Young was still at her peak and the limousine scene is unforgettable. It is also proof that you can add sex in a movie without making the audience think they will be taking time away from the theme and plot of the movie. Will Patton of Remember the Titans was also starting his movie career and played his character of a "protect the Director at any cost" to a "T". Gene Hackman was Brice in this movie.

George Dzundza as the loyal friend, Iman as the South African caught in the middle of her friend's indiscretion and Chris D. as one of the "Contras" helped round out the supporting cast.

Roger Donaldson's direction really helped you feel the tense pace and the closed in feelings in the Pentagon.

I gave this film a 9 because it may be seen as outdated due to some cold war references.


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