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A retired CIA agent is recruited to participate in a prisoner exchange with the Russians.

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Sam Boyd
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Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
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Elliot Jaffe
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Colonel Pierce Grissom
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Mike Flinn
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Colonel Grigori Golitsin
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Faisal
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Paco Gonzalez
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Nerdy Young Man
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Chairman, Maxine Gray Cosmetics
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Storyline

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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You can't judge a man by the company that keeps him!

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6 September 1991 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Elliot Jaffe: Governments come and go. Bureaucracies remain the same. Just look at us,
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The Boys In The Back Room
Written by Friedrich Hollaender and Frank Loesser
Arragment and production Tony Bremner
Performed by Adèle Anderson
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Highly underrated, if somewhat uniform
17 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Decently scripted and well acted, Company Business missed many people's radars. Take a few seconds out to remember that its setting is the time that it was filmed - while the jokes may seem dated now, they were funny at the time for a Europe waking up to the end of the iron curtain. The two leads have decent chemistry and the supporting roles are well done - it's actually nice to enjoy the film for having no unnecessary love interest to distract the story.

It will never be an awards contender by any stretch of the imagination and certainly not Gene Hackman's finest hour, it's still worth watching.


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