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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
Bob Dawson ...
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 ...
Uniformed Police Officer
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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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kgb | russia | cia agent | sex | abduction | See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Alec: Let me guess, you bought the red sox?
Basil: An interesting proposition. Actually I'm in shipping.
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Lock and Load
Written by Peter Allen and Evan Tylor
Performed by Love Gun
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Stylish Action Sequences
8 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Robert Lee and the Cast and Crew of "The Operative" did a great job making a movie in 18 days of shooting on a shoestring budget.

If you like action, interesting characters and some unexpected comedy with a sensitive sub-plot, then you should enjoy "The Operative". Sports fans will be impressed with Brian Bosworth's portrayal of more than a couple of characters. Congrats on a low-budget movie with big-budget appeal!


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