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In the Company of Spies (1999)

An operative for the CIA (Brown) is captured and interrogated by Korean officials; his bosses, in order to protect national security, decide to bring an old operative (Berenger) out of ... See full summary »

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Kevin Jefferson
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Tom Lenahan
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Sarah Gold
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Dale Beckham
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Todd Simar
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Joanne Gertz
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Myron Sindell
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The President
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Paul Gertz
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Norman Fitzgerald
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Edward Boyd
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Ron Sachs
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Camille Ngo
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Jinho Kim
Karl Pruner ...
Jack Marko
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An operative for the CIA (Brown) is captured and interrogated by Korean officials; his bosses, in order to protect national security, decide to bring an old operative (Berenger) out of retirement to retrieve both the agent and the vital information in his possession. Written by johnnyber

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for some violent sequences | See all certifications »
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24 October 1999 (USA)  »

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"In the Company of Spies" is the first and so far only movie to be approved by the CIA. The CIA cooperated in the making of the film, allowing the filmmakers to shoot at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., and even providing 60 off-duty employees to serve as extras. See more »

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In the scene when there is a close-up of the phone when the female Korean spy goes toward it the Korean writing is upside-down. See more »

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enjoyable but overrated
22 November 2000 | by (parts unknown) – See all my reviews

This is a nicely done action suspense film that depicts a CIA scenario involving hypothetical events in North Korea. Having read prior reviews and seeing an overall rating of 8.2 on this site before I viewed it, though, I was somewhat disappointed. There is some cool gadgetry and many good suspenseful scenes and it's certainly watchable and entertaining, and it does give some appreciation for what is at stake and the personal risks taken on by operatives. However, many of the bad guy characters and non-CIA government officials come off as self-mocking cardboard cutouts, and several of the scenes just don't hold up. Nice performances by Tom Berenger and Ron Silver and good location work. Overall, worth seeing but has some flaws.


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