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Hidden Agenda (1999)

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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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Dedicated to the memory of J.T. Walsh, who died soon after making this film. See more »


Monika Engelmann: You wouldn't understand. You are not German.
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Opening credits - as the men walk away from the camera down the long walkway, the credits come toward the camera, along the left and right sides of the same hallway. See more »

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great potential....
29 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Simply put, The movie asks a lot of the viewer. If you play along there are moments to be appreciated. It's easy to follow, need to participate fully.

Matt Dillon, Christopher Plummer, Paul Soles, J.T. Walsh are some great actors. They held up their parts I that leaves the writer, editor and director to account for the lack of ??? Flow maybe. Pace? There are some scenes which seem out of place or maybe they're uneeded. I'm clearly not an insider or movie production buff...but it feels like the Special Features "Making of..." might have been more entertaining.

There clearly is potential given the basic storyline....but for whatever didn't make it to the final product. In my mind, a post war thriller is a fairly easy story.

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