Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when ... See full summary »
Jed Ward is an attorney who specializes in whistle blower, David vs. Goliath, type cases. He finds a client who is suing an auto company over a safety problem that has had a severe effect ... See full summary »
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio,
Ruben and Robby are twin brothers, adopted by Mona, one of the wealthiest - and most eccentric - women in Santa Barbara. Ruben is devoted to Mona, but Robby is more devoted to her money. So... See full summary »
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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When Boyette/Henke while dressed as a Priest, enters an elevated train stop. As he emerges from the stairs to the platform above, the public address system begins. Listen closely. The voice on the P.A. is Tommy Lee Jones. 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 »
A halfway decent "dry run" for the Andrew Davis repertory company that later surfaced in the same director's "The Fugitive' starring Harrison Ford. The story about "patsy" soldiers and an international assassination conspiracy is actually pretty good, until the usual string of preposterous occurrences help to bail protagonist Gene Hackman out of an impossible bind. Credibility is strained, then lost altogether when seriously wounded Chicago cop--played by Dennis Franz (who else?)--emerges from his hospital bed to help Hackman foil the bad guys. You know, if they thought about the endings with the attention to detail that they lavish on the big shootouts, they might actually have a chance to complete a good film.
Kevin Crowley is good in a major/minor role, preparing the way for his bit parts in "The Fugitive" and "Major League."
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