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No Way Out (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  14 August 1987 (USA)
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Senator Duvall
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Nina Beka
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Kevin O'Brien
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Mate
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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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Is it a crime of passion, or an act of treason? See more »


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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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Deceit  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$35,509,515 (USA)
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Trivia

The subway Farrell boards in the chase scene is actually the Metro Line in Baltimore. See more »

Goofs

Susan Atwell and Tom Farrell knock on Nina Beka's door she lives in an apartment. When Tom Farrell and Scott Pritchard visit her she lives in a house. See more »

Quotes

Quartermaster: We've got a Soviet submarine out there. Captain wants us to track it 'til morning.
Tom Farrell: Good. It'll give us a chance to test the depth charges.
Quartermaster: Yeah. That'll be the day.
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NO WAY OUT
Words & Music by Paul Anka and Michael McDonald
Performed by Julia Migenes and Paul Anka
Produced by Denny Diante
Arranged by Robbie Buchanan
Courtesy of CBS / Columbia Records
Published by Paulanne Music, Inc. and Genevieve Music
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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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