A spy is looking for his old colleague who now works for the other side.

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Crawford
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Higbe
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Doggett
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Roskov
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Adriana
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Sophia
Paul Maxwell ...
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Merriman
Don Fellows ...
O'Brian
Blain Fairman ...
Geneva Station Chief
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Secretary of State
Bozidar Smiljanic ...
T.V. Reporter (as Bozo Smiljanic)
Sanja Plepelic ...
Michelle
Slobodan Dimitrijevic ...
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Marija Kohn ...
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A spy is looking for his old colleague who now works for the other side.

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Thriller

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11 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Intriga  »

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As he sneaks into his apartment to get the drop on his friend, we see two crew faces reflected in the glass of one of the pictures on the hallway wall. See more »

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pretty good...
18 May 2004 | by (washington, d.c.) – See all my reviews

Recently I've gotten onto a kick of enjoying unglamorous thrillers, that don't involve wire-work, jujitsu acrobatics, special effects or CGI, and this film fit the bill. It is a sometimes gritty but highly realistic look at what it might take to smuggle someone out of a foreign country without the benefit of a private plane, fancy gadgets or an unlimited expense account.

I don't know what '80's problem' the other reviewer had with this film, bit I thought this was a well-done film that only suffered from the economy of being made-for-TV - those 'shortcomings' aren't about the budget, rather they're about pacing. The opening sequence leaves a question unanswered for far too long, and the final scene, which concerns the death of one of the characters is just a bit too 'pat'. But then again, I may be spoiled by the patience exhibited by Fred Zinnemann in his 'Day of the Jackal'.

In a certain sense, this film is a lower-budget cousin to films like 'Jackal' and 'Midnight Express'. There are lots of dead-drops and hand-offs are the product of the protagonist's advance preparation - if you don't have your eyes open, you'll miss a lot of plot-points. Scott Glenn and Robert Loggia turn in acceptable performances with only a few glitches that are directorial errors, rather than errors made by the performers. If you're in the mood for a thriller that doesn't parade any twenty-somethings - or, for that matter, thirty-somethings - with a fairly intelligent script, by all means, check this one out.

Yet another Scott Glenn film (after 'Man on Fire') worthy of a remake, if only to touch up the script and give the film a proper budget.

7/10


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