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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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A tightly wound and engrossing thriller! See more »


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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

After playing a call-girl in No Way Out (1987), Sean Young wanted to play another one in her following film Wall Street (1987). The same part eventually went to her former Blade Runner (1982) co-star Daryl Hannah, and Young got the smaller role of Gordon Gekko's wife, due to disagreements with director Oliver Stone. See more »

Goofs

When Tom Farrell is in the computer room he deliberately knocks over a cup of coffee and then sits in it. As he stands up, the coffee shows only down the front of his pants, not on his rear. See more »

Quotes

Scott Pritchard: That was a stupid, *stupid* thing you did!
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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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A high-tech murder and cover-up thriller
17 July 2005 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

This film is a taut thriller and has a very good pairing of Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman in a story of a cover-up and murder. Sean Young is the tragic figure who falls for Costner and sets in motion the wheels that make this picture one of the best of its type. Plot twists and suspense are highlighted by great acting, and as the cover-up unravels, Costner finds himself in increasing danger in the halls of the Pentagon. Will Patton and George Dzunda are solid in support of the leads although Patton is a bit over the top as Hackman's attack dog. This fine film is marred by an ending that doesn't connect with the film's plot or pulse and gives the picture an awkward, unsatisfying conclusion. Costner is the hero but it is Hackman who makes this picture as good as it is.


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