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The most spectacular Polish spy of the Cold War era, colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, informs Americans about the communist block's top secrets in the face of the upcoming martial law.
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Dimitri Bilov ...
Ivanov
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Sue
Oleg Maslennikov ...
Kulikov (as Oleg Maslennikow)
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Zbigniew Brzezinski
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Putek
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Gendera
Krzysztof Globisz ...
Siwicki
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Ostaszewski
Ireneusz Czop ...
Rakowiecki
Pawel Iwanicki ...
Walczak
Zbigniew Stryj ...
Skalski
Mariusz Bonaszewski ...
Prosecutor
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This gripping spy thriller tells the true story of a man who dares to challenge the Soviet empire. While planning the maneuvers of the Warsaw Pact forces, Polish army colonel Ryszard Kuklinski has access to top secrets. He gets to know that the American nuclear counterattack against Soviet forces is planned to be executed on Polish territory. Thanks to his determination, he starts a long, lonely and psychologically exhausting cooperation with CIA. From that very moment the life of his family and his own is in constant danger as one careless move may lead to tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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Pistol that central character uses near end of film is (accurately) the P-64 9mm Makarov. As he approaches the door of his house, he racks the slide. He thus proves an important fact about this firearm now widely sold in the US to civilians, viz. that it is dangerous to carry it with a round in the chamber. It does not have a firing pin block and will accidentally discharge if dropped on its muzzle. See more »

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In year 1971 Colonel Kulikov has an 1972 Opel Rekord, a West-German car. One year mistake is not so much if Polish officers would have driven new western cars in 1971. I think they would have driven East-European cars like Wartburg or Skoda back then. See more »

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Something realistic for a change
18 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are so many spy thrillers out there, that screenplays and/or plots are becoming boring. Example Jack Ryan: Shadow recruit, nice story but too many bullets, and unrealistic sub-plots and scenes. It is more for entertainment purposes than to show how the spying is done in real world. Despite low budget of Jack Strong, all is done excellent. We are time traveling into 70's and 80's and all looks like it was in those dark days where Iron Curtain was dividing West from East. Plus very good acting by all, excellent directing and producing. What I really do like is that the roles of Russians are played by the Russian actors, American roles by the American actors and Polish roles are filled by the Polish actors. Something to learn by Hollywood In this concept it makes even much realistic. Nothing is overdone. Also important thing seen in this film is, how the spying is affecting families, co-workers, friendships. If you want to see the real spying world, you must see Jack Strong.


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