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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
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Josef Cherkassov
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Mercedes Driver
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Carey Jordan
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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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Frederick Forsyth's Icon  »

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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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Good TV Movie, Horrible adaptation
22 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I just finished reading Forsyth's novel 'Icon'. I thought it was one of the most in depth, detailed, and page-turning books I ever read, definitely in my top 10. I acquired a DVD version of the book starring Mr. Swayze. OK, let me first point out that to fit a decent adaptation of the novel into 2.5 hours film time would of been impossible, so I understand the teams reason to sway from the book version and differ. However, when I say "differ" what I really should say is "take the characters from the book, add a few, leave a few out, take away the book's plot, add a modern new plot, add Frederick Forsyth's name in there somewhere". Im not saying this was a bad picture, far from it, some of the effects were top notch and the acting wasn't half bad. The story sucked and didn't rely on logic or reality. Forsyth's novel was so good and real and altered the facts of reality instead of exaggerating them.. This could of been so much more if it had taken its time and been made into say a 10 part series. If you haven't read the book then expect a decent TV movie with a good acting cast, if you have read the book then try and forget it when watching this.


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