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A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator's murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.

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Story kicks off with the mysterious murder of a senator bearing the marks of a Soviet assassin, who was long thought to be dead. To hunt down the killer, a retired CIA operative, who spent his career going toe-to-toe with his Soviet nemesis, is teamed with a young FBI agent. Written by Variety

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Keep your enemies close


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »

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28 October 2011 (Turkey)  »

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When Geary and Shepardson threaten to leave a jailhouse interrogation of Brutus, a c-stand bounce card and equipment shipping case is in the background during a close-up of the radio duffle bag. See more »

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[first lines]
Bozlovski: [whispering in Spanish] Better you forget them. You didn't see anything.
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Edited from The Sum of All Fears (2002) See more »

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Don't Look Back
Written by Alex Lifeson
Performed by Alex Lifeson
Engineered by Richard Chyki
Published by Lerxst Music Inc., administered by Core Music Publishing (SOCAN/SESAC-USA)
By arrangement with Anthem Entertainment/Atlantic Records
© Lerxst Music, Inc. 2011
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A Cold War Themed Movie 20 Years After The End Of The Cold War
3 February 2012 | by (Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is, at times, a very confusing movie. It can be forgiven for that

  • because clearly it's intended to be. The opening scenes of the movie


(a group of illegal immigrants apparently attempting to cross into the US from Mexico) are a bit disorienting. They don't seem to fit with what you expect the movie to be about (I even questioned briefly to myself whether the video store had accidentally packed the wrong movie into the case!) Once it gets going, though, it's compelling.

Basically, the story revolves around the search for the person who assassinated a US Senator, with the prime suspect being a Soviet agent who everyone believed had been killed years before. So - yes - it was an interesting way of bringing back a sort of Cold War theme to a movie made more than 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. There are two experts on this Russian agent known as Cassius: CIA agent Shepherdson (Richard Gere) and FBI agent Geary (Topher Grace). They get put together as a team to try to piece the puzzle together. The first twist to the story comes about a half hour through the movie, which leaves you wondering a bit what the point of the movie is, but there's a later twist that was (to me, at least) unexpected. It's pretty well done. Gere and Grace worked pretty well together. I haven't really seen much of Topher Grace since he was the star of "That 70's Show." He's matured a great deal as an actor.

There are some pretty good action scenes in this, but to its credit the movie doesn't go overboard on action. It tends to focus mostly on the relationship between Shepherdson and Geary. It's a pretty decent effort. (7/10)


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