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Icon (2005)

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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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
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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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30 May 2005 (USA)  »

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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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Stick to the book
12 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I recently rented this promising mini series, I didn't even know they had adapted it for television. I was really looking forward to it since the book Icon is one of the best spy thrillers I have ever read. What a disappointment it was. The plot only loosely resembles the one in the book, the characters are completely miscast and there's some appalling acting. A shame really. The story behind Icon is perfect for the silver screen, but I think television budgets just aren't big enough for a decent adaptation of this spectacular book.

Forsyth deserves much, much better than this. Avoid and stick to the book, which is a must-read.


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