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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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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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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Deceit  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,509,515 (USA)
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Trivia

In addition to the Orion Pictures Corporation studio, filming locations were Annapolis (the sailing scene); Maryland; Arlington; Virginia; Baltimore; Washington DC; and even Auckland, New Zealand. The Pentagon wouldn't allow filming inside the building (the hallway scenes were filmed at the Dept of Interior), but they did allow the entrance to make an appearance, just as long as they shot the scene quickly (the reason Costner rushes to the lobby). The breakfast scene between Brice and Pritchard was filmed at the Hotel Washington. See more »

Goofs

The goons chase Farrell to a Metro station in Georgetown, but there is no such station. Furthermore, the train in the Metro station belongs to the Baltimore Metro, not the Washington Metro. See more »

Quotes

Tom Farrell: [Sees the two thugs leaving for Nina's apartment] Hey! You two!... Scott, where are they going?
Scott Pritchard: What's the matter?
Tom Farrell: Laurel and Hardy. Where are they going?
Scott Pritchard: Who's that, Tom?
Tom Farrell: You know who I mean. The bookends.
Scott Pritchard: I sent them on an errand.
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The opening and closing credits pan over the city of Washington. See more »


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Hail to the Chief
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Music by James Sanderson (uncredited)
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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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