Roy Parmenter is a veteran FBI agent who has spent the last 20 years trying to find the Russian agent who killed his partner whom he calls Scuba. When a couple of deep cover Russian agents are killed Parmenter thinks Scuba is the one doing it. The Russians who have received word from Scuba that if they want him to stop, they have to pay him. So they send a veteran Russian agent, Karpov to stop him. Parmenter was tasked with performing background checks on people applying for certain things requiring security clearance and when he comes across Jeffrey Grant who's applying to the Air Force Academy, he discovers that his parents' info is false. He also learns of Karpov coming into the country and suspects that he is here to stop Scuba and that Karpov went to the city where Jeffrey and his family live, so he decides to keep an eye on Jeffrey and his family. Written by
He went to bed an all-American kid and woke up the son of Russian spies.
Did You Know?
The theatre box scene was filmed in a San Diego local legitimate theatre while the "Nikita" company was in San Diego. The script required this scene of the family viewing a ballet. The NY "Ballet Theatre" company was performing "Sleeping Beauty" at the Shrine Auditorium, as part of their National Tour, in Los Angeles. Gene Callahan, Lee Poll, and Hub Braden attended a performance to view the scenery and time the sequence to be filmed. The producers arranged to film the ballet sequence when the Ballet Theatre Company was performing in San Diego. The producers had decided the expense of staging this sequence would be less spent by using an existing production, plus the name factor in advertisement. The Ballet Theatre company completed their performances of their "Sleeping Beauty" production. The following day while the stage hands struck the sets, the set to be filmed was sent (trucked) over to the theatre (to be used for filming). Gene Callahan did not like the "fru-fru" drapery flourishes in the designers' bed chamber scenery. When the set was set up, Gene had the stage hands strip the set to bare bones, removing much of the drapery swags and jabots. The royalties paid, for the Ballet Theatre production's sets and costumes, the choreographer, the dancers, (just for this short filmed sequence), cost Columbia Pictures over $500,000.00! Gene Callahan was not going to argue the validity, nor of the budget, of staging the sequence as part of his production budget. The sequence cost (royalties) more than what it was worth as seen in the finished film. See more
When Karpov gets into the cab after crossing the border, the camera, crew, lights and a bounce board are reflected in the window. See more
Look Mr. F.B.I man, if you're so sure and if you're so right, why don't you just arrest them?
Well, because... they haven't done anything yet.
You manipulating son of a bitch!
Along The Way
Written and Produced by David Kurtz
and Jack Allocco See more