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Little Nikita (1988)

PG | | Drama, Thriller | 18 March 1988 (USA)
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)  »

Also Known As:

The Sleepers  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$1,733,070 (USA)
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Trivia

The movie was made and released about two years before Luc Besson's similarly titled movie La Femme Nikita (1990) (aka "La Femme Nikita"). See more »

Goofs

Karpov says to Grant when he first meets him: "Call me 'tovarishch', which means 'friend'." Tovarishch is the Russian word for comrade, while Droog is the word for friend. See more »

Quotes

Jeff Grant: Don't give me that crap! You're out for yourself! The big caller, the major bust, the two-bit g-man, well shove it up you're ass! You're not my father. You're not even my friend.
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Referenced in American Masters: Sidney Poitier: One Bright Light (2000) See more »

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Paradise
Written by Charlie Mitchell and Kaylee Adams
Produced by Charlie Mitchell
Performed by Kaylee Adams
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An enjoyable, well acted thriller.
21 April 2001 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Little Nikita is a well done thriller. I found it entertaining and well acted. I am extremely glad that the lovely Loretta Devine (who played Reese in Urban Legend 1 and 2) had the honour of working with River Phoenix before he died. For fans of River Phoenix and taut thrillers, check this one out.


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