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Company Business (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 September 1991 (USA)
A retired CIA agent is recruited to participate in a prisoner exchange with the Russians.

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Rogue CIA agent Sam Boyd is called back by "the Company" to do some work. Namely a hostage trade of jailed Soviet spy Pyiotr Grushenko for an American agent the Soviets had taken. In the newly united Germany the trade goes bad and Grushenko and Boyd find themselves on the run from both the KGB and the CIA as they unravel an International espionage plot set at the end of the Soviet era. American and Soviet find themselves in an uneasy partnership as they hop around Europe trying to stay alive. Notes: Baryshnikov hated this movie he refused to even do publicity for it. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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soviet | cia | europe | espionage | russian | See All (86) »

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It's not the company you keep. It's the company that keeps you. See more »


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6 September 1991 (USA)  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,501,785 (USA)
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The film was originally intended as a vehicle for both Richard Dreyfuss and Elliott Gould, but both dropped out of the project before production began. See more »

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When Boyd and Grushenko jump from the window into the lake, Grushenko leaves the window first. In the next shot, as they are falling, Grushenko is leading. But, when they hit the water, Boyd hits the water first. See more »

Quotes

Sam Boyd: [to himself] Why me? Why take the Battleship Missouri out of mothballs?
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The Boys In The Back Room
Written by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander) and Frank Loesser
Arranged and Producedv by Tony Bremner
Performed by Adèle Anderson
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hackman goes well, Baryshnikov goes better
9 October 2004 | by (NSW, Australia) – See all my reviews

the great acting was about the best part of this for me. I also liked the storyline; it was deep enough but not so that you get too confused about why the things that are happening are happening. It was good to see lots of different and interesting locations: Berlin and Paris (I always wondered how the elevators went up the curved legs) in particular. The script was no slacker either. On top of the normal discussion you had witty one liners to lighten the mood. I thought it was charming how they started out (Hackman and Baryshnikov that is) as 'business men' doing their respective jobs, playing their roles but then became attached to one another and thus fought together. I also liked the mysteriousness of the ending. The 'where are the going to go now?' factor is usually a good touch. If anything was wrong with it I would've liked a little more action. The only real action scene I recall was the shootout in the subway. Other than that they were just running from baddies and jumping out of windows, which was entertaining but more confrontation would have been appreciated.


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