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Safe House (1998)

 -  Thriller  -  24 January 1999 (USA)
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A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of ... See full summary »

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A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret information which implicates a Presidential front-runner, Mace struggles for his life while battling the debilitating effects of the disease. Written by Anonymous

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When Patrick Stewart's character Mace is putting the dummy back in the closet, he straightens his clothes. During the shooting of Star Trek, Patrick Stewart did this so often that it came to be called the Picard Maneuver. See more »

Goofs

Mace refers to "Chateau Margaux Blanc De Blancs" when speaking of a wine. Chateau Margaux is from Bordeaux, and "Blanc De Blancs" would be from Champagne. Corrinne Menzenoupolos (owner of Margaux) does not make any sparkling wine. See more »

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Andi: Here's the deal: no clothes, no mail.
Mace: No, here's the deal. I'll get my own mail, you go fuck yourself!
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References Three Days of the Condor (1975) See more »

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Fascinating premise and interesting movie
8 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The concept of making the audience wonder whether the hero is really being threatened or is the victim of delusions, has been used several times recently. I enjoyed this take on it better than most and I love Patrick Stewart in any role! I hadn't expected it to be so heart-wrenching at times, but it was. One scene, in which Mace (P.S.)is doing a cognitive test for his doctor, was particularly effective. As a result, this was not only a suspense movie it had some very realistic portrayals of the slow but steady mental decline of Alzheimer's victims--and how tragic that is, as they realize it is happening. I think I appreciated that accurate and informational aspect as much as I did the mystery of Mace's activities with his complex computer set-up. I watched this while walking on my treadmill and usually do a movie in two sessions. This one kept me going through the entire time.


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