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The Assignment (1997)

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An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jack Shaw / Henry Fields
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Amos
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Maura Ramirez
Céline Bonnier ...
Carla
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KGB Head Officer
Liliana Komorowska ...
Agnieska
Von Flores ...
Koj
Al Waxman ...
Carl Mickens - CIA
Mitchell David Rothpan ...
Joey Ramirez
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KGB Aide
Gabriel Marian Oseciuc ...
KGB Agent
Frédéric Desager ...
KGB Agent
Kliment Denchev ...
KGB Technician
Yonathan Gordon ...
Yoni
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1986. In his civilian clothes while on shore leave in Jerusalem, Lieutenant Commander Annibal Ramirez of the US Navy is captured and interrogated by who he eventually learns is Mossad in a case of mistaken identity. Because of the resemblance, they believed him to be Carlos the Jackal, one of if not the most wanted and dangerous terrorist in the world. Shortly following, Henry Fields, using the alias Jack Shaw, he the Paris deputy chief of CIA counter-terrorism whose primary mission for at least the past ten years has been to get rid of Carlos in any way possible, tries to recruit Ramirez to work on a covert CIA-Mossad operation to stop Carlos' terrorist activities with the ultimate goal of Carlos' capture or death. The plan is for Ramirez to impersonate Carlos, in the process discrediting Carlos in the eyes of his current KGB backers, and thus effectively ending his career as a terrorist, with nowhere he can longer hide. After an initial reluctance on Ramirez's part, Shaw is able to ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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26 September 1997 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$117,608 (USA) (26 September 1997)

Gross:

$540,063 (USA) (17 October 1997)
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Based upon a true story. See more »

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During the car chase in Libya, you can see a sign on one of the walls in Hebrew, and there are no Hebrew signs in Libya. See more »

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Jack Shaw: The song says, There must be 50 ways to leave your lover? Make it 51.
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A sleeper of a spy thriller!
25 March 1999 | by (Richmond Hill,Ontario,Canada) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be quite enjoyable and fairly entertaining. Good characters,good actors and enough suspense to keep your interest throughout. The plot twists might have been a bit much but overall a decent thriller. If you liked this film I would recommend The Spanish Prisoner, The House of Games and No Way Out.


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