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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$35,509,515 (USA)
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After playing a call-girl in No Way Out (1987), Sean Young wanted to play another one in her following film Wall Street (1987). That 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 »

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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

Susan Atwell: [to man gawking at her cleavage] If you want to look down my dress, you better grow a few inches.
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The opening and closing credits pan over the city of Washington. See more »

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Version of The Big Clock (1948) See more »

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WILD THING
By Chip Taylor
Published by Blackwood Music, Inc.
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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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