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Little Nikita (1988)

PG | | Drama, Thriller | 18 March 1988 (USA)
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An FBI agent works to uncover an All-American family as Soviet sleeper agents and gets caught up in friendship with their unaware son.

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Cast

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Roy Parmenter
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Jeff Grant
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Richard Grant
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Elizabeth Grant
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Konstantin Karpov
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Scuba
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Verna McLaughlin
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Barbara Kerry
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Brewer
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Bunin
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Sgt. Leathers (as Robb Madrid)
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Spessky
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Miguel
Roberto Jiménez ...
Joaquin
Chez Lister ...
Tom
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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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He went to bed an all-American kid and woke up the son of Russian spies.

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Drama | Thriller

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18 March 1988 (USA)  »

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The Sleepers  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,733,070 (USA)
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Trivia

Final cinema movie of choreographer Kenneth MacMillan. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Verna McLaughlin: Were you troubled at home, Roy?
Roy Parmenter: I had a great home!
Verna McLaughlin: I can't imagine you as a kid...
Roy Parmenter: Oh, I was a wonderful kid.
Verna McLaughlin: What'd your father do?
Roy Parmenter: Cop.
Verna McLaughlin: Good cop or bad cop?
Roy Parmenter: Bad cop... Wouldn't kiss ass. Good father.
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Referenced in American Masters: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000) See more »

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You'll Know Love (When You Feel It)
Written by Mark Mangold and Al Fritsch
Produced by Mark Mangold
Performed by Sandra St. Victor
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A good thriller with some great acting.
22 April 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

"Little Nikita" is a good thriller and I found it really enjoyable. I am glad that the lovely Loretta Devine (who played Reese in Urban Legend 1 and 2) had the honour of working with River Phoenix before his death. Sidney Poitier gives a good performance also. I found it highly entertaining and enjoyable. And once again, River Phoenix becomes his character in this taut thriller from Richard Benjamin.


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