Hidden Agenda (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Mystery  |  2 November 1999 (USA)
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A young medical student travels to Berlin to investigate the apparent death of his brother and discovers a secret life of espionage, betrayal and murder at the highest levels.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
David McLean
Monika Engelmann
Jonathan Zanuck
Ulrich Steiner
Daniel Kash ...
Volker Flenske
Rod Wilson ...
Michael McLean
Paul Soles ...
Wilhelm Engelmann
Brenner (as Phil Jarrett)
Donna Barnes
Craig Gardner ...
Jurgen Feld
Cintija Asperger ...
Dr. Mundt (as Cynthia Ashperger)
Richard Denison ...
Vladimir Kruskov
Heinar Pillar ...
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In this supercharged political thriller, David McLean becomes the center of a deadly conspiracy when he discovers a computer disc his recently killed CIA agent brother, Mike, left behind. After the government denies involvement in Mike's "accidental" death, David must hunt for the truth on his own...and with double crossings, high-octane chase scenes and thrill-a-minute plot twists, nowhere-and no one-is safe! Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Nothing is more dangerous than the truth.

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Rated R for some violence, nudity and language | See all certifications »




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2 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Secret Agenda  »

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David McLean: You wouldn't understand. You're not an American.
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rather flat spy flick
18 November 1999 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie is called Secret Agenda at our cable rental store. Although Chris Plummer does a good job as the inscrutable German detective, the movie is like a standard TV flick. It's a pretty good story, but the acting is rather flat, and it doesn't really draw the viewer in. It's really not worth rental money, and it should be on regular TV sometime soon anyway. It's better than Act of War with Jack Scalia, but not much.

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