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The Operative (2000)

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The CIA's greatest undercover operative during the Cold War was Alec Carville, a master of disguise, imprisoned by the KGB for eleven years, Carville's file languishes in a CIA dustbin.

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Alec / Grady
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Norvid
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Sonya
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Urquhart
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Vicky
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Basil
Jenny Clark ...
Sharon
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Iashin
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Delaney
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Albright
Gordon May ...
Kitover
Robert Saunders ...
Schroeder (as Rob Saunders)
Bruce Pinard ...
Bank Security Guard
Dan Rae ...
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Jason Marshall ...
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The CIA's greatest undercover operative during the Cold War was Alec Carville, a master of disguise, imprisoned by the KGB for eleven years, Carville's file languishes in a CIA dustbin.

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An identity is a terrible thing to LOSE. See more »

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Rated R for violence, a strong sex scene, and some language | See all certifications »
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When Alec attacks Basil with the bat at the end of the movie, his first strike to Basil's head lands near his ear just as the scene cuts. When Basil's face is shown, there are bruises on both his temple and jawline. A single bat strike could not produce two bruises that far apart. See more »

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Alec: Let me guess, you bought the red sox?
Basil: An interesting proposition. Actually I'm in shipping.
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Written by Peter Allen
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Victoria BC doubles for Russia AND Boston? Incredible but true!
30 September 2009 | by (Duncan, Canada) – See all my reviews

You have to give direct to video vet Robert Lee credit for resourcefulness. This 2000 low budget opus hopscotches from Russia to Boston and yet the movie was shot entirely in Victoria British Columbia. Footballer turned action hero Brian Bosworth (Stone Cold) plays a CIA agent who busts out of an asylum in Kiev and escapes to Boston, only to be kidnapped by the local branch of the Russian Mafia. Viewed as a low budget local production The Operative has an engagingly amateurish quality, like a home movie on steroids. The dialogue is howlingly awful unless you regard it as a sloppy satire on Z grade action pics, in which case lines like " "They say danger is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Personally I don't think you need danger to be horny" make a weird kind of sense. Recommended to would be producers looking for tips on how to get a lot of bang for very few bucks and/or action fans who think Dolph Lundgren movies are too cerebral.


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