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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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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
Oleg Rudnik ...
Colonel Grigori Golitsin
Géraldine Danon ...
Natasha Grimaud
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Faisal
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Dick Maxfield
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Bruce Wilson
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Paco Gonzalez
Toby Eckholt ...
Nerdy Young Man
Elsa O'Toole ...
Receptionist Maxine Gray Cosmetics
Kate Harper ...
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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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soviet | cia | europe | espionage | russian | See All (86) »

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


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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$1,501,785 (USA)
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In his autobiography, Nicholas Meyer described his experience on this film as a catastrophe, citing an unfinished script and his battles with Gene Hackman. See more »

Goofs

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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Soundtracks

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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A good little movie with some great scenic views.
8 February 2002 | by (Venice, FL) – See all my reviews

Some people see this movie as tripe. I on the other hand enjoyed the heck out of it. Hackman is always good, Mikhail did a good job for a ballet dancer. The supporting cast was excellent. There wasn't a foul four letter word in every other sentence, which was a delight in itself. I enjoyed the plot, counterplot and just got caught up in the whole thing. Sure there are some holes in the story but have you seen the garbage that passes for 'critical acclaim' on television nightly? See it yourself, make up your own mind.


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