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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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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  »

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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

Farrell is wearing the Navy Cross medal at the inauguration party, and wearing the ribbon for the Navy Cross medal when he gets out of the cab at the airport on his way to his deployment. So he has the Navy Cross before he was awarded it. It may also be said that he appears to have received it twice, but no gold star (one attached gold star equals second award) is attached to his ribbon and the newspaper article doesn't reflect the second award. See more »

Quotes

Scott Pritchard: I am tired of weakness! I am faced with a grave problem, and I intend to resolve it quickly and cleanly.
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WILD THING
By Chip Taylor
Published by Blackwood 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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