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The Operative (2000)

A CIA agent who, while on assignment in Russia shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union, is captured by KGB forces and placed in a mental hospital. Eleven years later, Carville is given a chance to earn his freedom.

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Alec / Grady
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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 ...
Uniformed Police Officer
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A CIA agent who, while on assignment in Russia shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union, is captured by KGB forces and placed in a mental hospital. Eleven years later, Carville is given a chance to earn his freedom.

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kgb | russia | cia agent | sex | abduction | See All (7) »

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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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20 February 2001 (USA)  »

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A zűr duplán jár  »

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In the last shot of the painting, hanging on the bank official's wall, it is a vertically oriented image (or "portrait", perhaps). In previous shots, the painting is a horizontal image ("landscape"). 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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Patsy
written by Peter Allen and Evan Tylor
performed by Peter Allen and Evan Tylor
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No KGB --- it's a renegade/bank/hostage comedy
22 May 2001 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Straight-to-video, B-action movie...but it's better than you'd expect. The director obviously went to film school [I'm assuming], because it isn't technically autistic like you'd probably expect from the film's context (B-actors, Russian accents and a low budget). And the story didn't suck so I wasn't bored. Cheers.

Beginning credits were cool. Then when it starts you're hit with a sex scene, which made me suspicious as to the quality of the rest of the movie (since you know a movie is bad when they revert to good old fashioned sex to grab your attention). But my suspicions were wrong.

The Russian guy "Gregor" looked like a buff, steroided up version of Bobby DeNiro (cool!). Basil looks like Larry Drake. Moments of pure Desperado-like violence. The music is successfully folded in. Could I also say that the guy who wrote this has been watching WAY too many Smokey & the Bandit movies.

The Operative: cheap, but entertaining.


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