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Watched this film in mid April on CTV. What an interesting, yet
story of the CIA railroading of a Canadian Ambassador to
Christopher Plummer is awesome as the Canadian diplomat who's chosen to take a fall and possibly implicate Prime Minister Pearson by the CIA during the middle of the cold war.
Alhtough hammed up for TV, it's incredibly unsettling to know that this kind of McCarthyism was very real. Makes one wonder how much truth is being reported today?
A great made for TV movie. Even a nice twist at the end. Based on a the book by Ian Adams which in turn is based on a true story. I give it an 8/10
Engrossing and frightening expose of the unprincipled tactics of the CIA,
dealing with the RCMP to hunt down possible double agents among Canadian
diplomats in Lester Pearson's circle. The true story of John Watkin's
death finally surfaces - how a good man is sacrificed by "commie
Herbert Norman and Watkins were hounded by the CIA during the cold war,
even their friend Prime Minister Lester Pearson couldn't save them.
How timely for CTV to air this when Canada has the courage not to back the U.S. unilateral invasion of Iraq. This TV movie explains better than any lecture the roots of the tensions between the US and Canada in international affairs.
Terrific performance by Christopher Plummer as Watkins, a sophisticated homosexual whose deep sense of decency is finally recognized by the RCMP officer interrogating him. Effective direction by Michel Poulette.
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