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The Innocent (1993)

R | | Drama | 1 September 1995 (USA)
A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love with a ... See full summary »

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A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man's best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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At a time of intrigue. In a world of secrets. The only thing you can trust is your heart.

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Rated R for sexuality, brief language and a sequence of violence | See all certifications »

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1 September 1995 (USA)  »

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El inocente  »

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$553,454 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Paramount put the project into turnaround three weeks before filming was due to begin, forcing producer Norma Heyman to seek refinancing immediately. See more »

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About two-thirds into the film, an unconscious man is discovered lying fully clothed on a bed. The first shot of the man shows only his left hand, palm down, near the left side of the bed. This implies that he is lying on his back. But moments later, in a wider shot, the man is shown lying face down. See more »


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OH MEIN PAPA
Composed by Paul Burkhardt (as Paul Burkhard), John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons
Published by Musikverlag und Bühnenvertrieb
Shapiro Bernstein and Co. Inc.
Peter Morris Music Co. Ltd.
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In search of the guilty
8 April 2005 | by (Raleigh, NC) – See all my reviews

This movie has three serious flaws. It never finds a focus, (ultimately, I cared very little about any of the characters), it has the always fateful flaw of dialog that gets lost in whispered tones or buried beneath the score or SFX, and finally ... WHY, in heaven's name is Anthony Hopkins using his not-so-convincing American accent to play a character that could have been played better by half-a-dozen American actors? And I'm a Hopkins fan! Sorry, it just doesn't work. Although it tries to be both a suspense and love story, it accomplishes neither. That's all the more frustrating when the end arrives with what I assume is an homage to Casablanca. The whole thing is poorly focused and generally weak, despite solid performances by Isabella and Scott.


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