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Safe House (1998)

Not Rated | | Thriller | 24 January 1999 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Mace Sowell
Andi Travers (as Kimberly Williams)
Dr. Simon
Joy Kilpatrick ...
Michelle Sowell-Ross
Stuart Bittenbinder
James Harlow ...
Marc Ross
Admiral Thomas Michelmore
Asthma Girl Interviewee (as Brenda Klemme)
Robert Lee Barry ...
Rocket Scientist Interviewee
Scott Zacky ...
Wise Guy Interviewee
Wayne Demaline ...
'Butch' The Redneck Interviewee
Hitman / Postman


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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24 January 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az otthon biztonsága  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


When Mace is researching Alzheimer's Disease, it starts with a shot at the bottom of the bed and Mace's feet are in an Indian style crossed, the next shot you can see they are stretched out and crossed. See more »


Mace: What sort of name is 'Andi' for a girl?
Andi: It's short for Andrea. What sort of name is 'Mace'?
Mace: It's short for 'in your face'!
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References Three Days of the Condor (1975) See more »

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Inconsistent but powerful
30 November 1999 | by (Durham, North Carolina) – See all my reviews

This movie concerned the life of a paranoid retiree who was formerly employed with the Defense Intelligence Agency who was convinced, with good reason, that there was a plot made on his life. This role is not quite the role in which Patrick Stewart shows his genius, but he gave a stimulating performance nonetheless. There were also a few scenes which were positively Hitchcockian in their broken suspense. There were certain scenes which were quite fragmented and did not keep a very good sense of forward motion and continuity. However this movie was a very interesting and rather well acted piece.

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