Johnny Gallagher, a sergeant, is sent from Germany with a prisoner. The prisoner escapes from the men's room at National Airport and Hackman begins his search for his man. Enlisting the help of his ex-wife and various old friends, he finds that the prisoner is part of a plot by senior military personnel on both sides to kill a very high-ranking world figure in order to sabotage arms control talks. Written by
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Gene Hackman is up against Tommy Lee Jones. Let the best man win!
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The "christmas present" Walter Henke gets, the rifle - which is identical to Boyette's assassin weapon, of course - is indeed Austrian as Henke says, it's a Steyr AUG Bullpup 5.56mm universal rifle, manufactured by Steyr Mannlicher. See more
Towards the end of the film, the Russian/US leaders appear at an event at the University of Chicago. The University is correctly identified by the reporter, as is the fact that E. Fermi achieved the first self-sustaining reaction at the University. However, the reporter states that the leaders are meeting at the exact spot of this achievement, but the ceremony is clearly taking place in front of Lorado Taft's "Fountain of Time." Fermi's experiments took place under the old Stagg field, which was located two blocks north of the "Fountain" monument used in the film. The Regenstein Library now stands on the location on the sit of the self-sustaining reaction. See more
[speaking in Russian
Col. Glen Whitacre
[driver pulls over and stops car
Why are we stopping, Sergeant?
Sorry sir, just checking the map.
[produces pistol and shoots both passengers dead
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