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Topaz (1969)

A French intelligence agent becomes embroiled in the Cold War politics first with uncovering the events leading up to the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, and then back to France to break up an international Russian spy ring.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Andre Devereaux
... Nicole Devereaux
... Rico Parra
... Juanita de Cordoba
... Jacques Granville
... Henri Jarre
... Michele Picard
... Francois Picard
Per-Axel Arosenius ... Boris Kusenov
... Philippe Dubois
... McKittreck
Sonja Kolthoff ... Mrs. Kusenov
Tina Hedström ... Tamara Kusenov (as Tina Hedstrom)
... Claude Martin
Donald Randolph ... Luis Uribe (as Don Randolph)
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Storyline

A high ranking Russian official defects to the United States, where he is interviewed by US agent Michael Nordstrom. The defector reveals that a French spy ring codenamed "Topaz" has been passing NATO secrets to the Russians. Michael calls in his French friend and counterpart Andre Devereaux to expose the spies. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Hitchcock takes you behind the actual headlines to expose the most explosive spy scandal of the century! See more »

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19 December 1969 (USA)  »

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Alfred Hitchcock's Topaz  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

An early scene is portrayed in a department store "Den Permanente". In Torn Curtain (1966), there is a poster for this same store, displayed when Julie Andrews climbs to the top of the stairs to enter the bookstore. See more »

Goofs

Andre puts the "money" in his left breast pocket, but when he goes to retrieve it at the florist, he retrieves first the drawing (which is still also in his left breast pocket), but then pulls the envelope with the money out of his right breast pocket. See more »

Quotes

Philippe Dubois: I think I'll go as a reporter. I'm loaded with press cards. Ebony, Playboy, Newsweek...
Andre Devereaux: Ebony.
Philippe Dubois: I think Playboy is more my style.
Andre Devereaux: [shakes head] Ebony.
Philippe Dubois: Man, you're square!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: Somewhere in this crowd is a high Russian official who disagrees with his government's display of force and what it threatens. Very soon his conscience will force him to attempt an escape while apparently on a vacation with his family. Copenhagen, Denmark Nineteen Hundred Sixty-two See more »

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Featured in The Hitchcock Classics Collection (1985) See more »

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A movie that needs to be revaluated ...
23 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

After reading some of the negative comments about Topaz, I have wondered if I saw the same movie. For reasons unknown to me, this precious film has been underrated. This is a very good Cold War thriller and critics should revaluate it. I recommend Topaz to Hitchcock's fans. They won't be deceived. I have seen it several times and still is one of my favorites.


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