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Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her.

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Colonel Ilya Pavel Kazak
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Lieutenant Meyerson
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Jodi Kirkpatrick
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Rita
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Det. Louis Aragon
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Zhukov
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Rosa
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Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her. Written by Starlight

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Rated R for intermittent strong violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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3 November 1995 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,534,477 (USA)
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Brooke Shields and Drew Barrymore were each offered the role of Kate McQueen, but both turned down the part. See more »

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When a policeman flushes a toilet, Max's shower water turns cold. In fact, flushing a toilet causes nearby showers to turn hot. See more »

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[after using his computer's keyboard to subdue an armed man]
Max Kirkpatrick: So, a computer *is* good for something after all.
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I may be biased because I like Cindy Crawford, but so what...
1 April 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Okay, so it's got hardly any plot and what there is doesn't make much sense. So it was doomed to be slated by critics the second Cindy Crawford said yes. So the film may have the world record for the number of scenes in the trailer that aren't in the finished film. It's still far from the worst film ever made, and certainly far from the worst in the year it came out (1995 was the year of "Showgirls," "Waterworld," "Species," and "Congo" for openers).

Way too much senseless violence, confusing scripting (from Charlie Fletcher and an uncredited Steven E. deSouza), and frenzied editing for sure, and Cindy's Oscar is unlikely to be coming any time soon - but she's no worse than the rest of the cast (and unlike Steven Berkoff, at least SHE hasn't sunk to doing a Jean Claude Van Damme film since). She's actually pretty good more often than not, and her punches are more convincing than some male actors (though hitting the smuggest of the smug Baldwin brothers provides motivation). Let's just say that the man credited as her acting coach clearly didn't see all his efforts go unrewarded.

And you have to give her and the rest of the cast and crew credit; no one ever pretends that "Fair Game" is anything other than an unpretentious action film, which can't be a bad thing. (But then even Cindy's biggest detractors have never claimed she was pretentious.) While it is mainly for fans of the moled one, it's still short enough not to hurt, and it certainly improves on the last time the Paula Gosling novel it's based on was turned into a film (the truly awful "Cobra" with Sylvester Stallone), and you don't often see films starring lawyer characters doing something other than criminal law. And before you point out that no lawyer ever looked as good as Cindy Crawford, remember that that never stopped Steven Bochco - or David E. Kelley with "Ally McBeal." Now who would you rather be represented in court by, Cindy or Ally?


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