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Icon (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller  -  30 May 2005 (USA)
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On the eve of the elections in Russia, there's an outbreak of a mysterious disease. The British are curious to find out what's going on, so they need to send someone. An official knows ... See full summary »

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Jason Monk
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Igor Komarov
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Sir Nigel Irvine
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Sonia Astrova
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Anatoly Grishin
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Harvey Blackledge
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General Nikolayev
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Viktor Akopov (as Steven Speirs)
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Andrei Kasanov
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Vladimir Tonkin
Barry Morse ...
Josef Cherkassov
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Mercedes Driver
Jay Benedict ...
Carey Jordan
Theodor Danetti ...
Leonid Zaitsev
Marta Kondova ...
Elena
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On the eve of the elections in Russia, there's an outbreak of a mysterious disease. The British are curious to find out what's going on, so they need to send someone. An official knows someone--Jason Monk, an American agent who worked deep cover in Russia during the Cold War. He approaches Monk who initially refuses till he tells Monk that he can help him settle some old scores and to see his daughter whom he left when he was pulled out. So Monk goes and makes contact with an old friend and a Russian policewoman. They learn that someone is trying to manipulate the election. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Final acting project of Barry Morse. See more »

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When Monk shoots at the assassin's van in the park, the window on the side door breaks completely. In the shots that follow, however, the window is broken only at the top. See more »

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Jason Monk: How many children have to die because of your greed?
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Worth Watching, If Long
13 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"Icon" was a fun, if long, miniseries. Patrick Swayze plays Jason Monk, who is an ex-CIA agent. As usual, he's roped into one last case. Here, it's by Nigel (Michael York). His assignment is to take down presidential hopeful Igor Komarov (Patrick Bergin). Igor wants to rule the world. I'm not kidding.

Thankfully, the movie is full of action. Patrick Swayze does a good job, but in some scenes he looks very old. Patrick Bergin goes over the top. I think he perfected his Russian accent by watching Natasha on "Rocky and Bullwinkle". Michael York is his usual professional self. The standout performance is by Jeff Fahey as a presidential aide.

In the end: If you don't mind the 3-hour running time, it's worth watching. If you can, take a look at the foreign trailer! For more insanity, please visit: comeuppancereviews.com


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