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Final Assignment (1980)

PG | | Drama, Thriller | March 1982 (USA)
Nicole is a broadcast journalist in Canada who is working on an assignment in the U.S.S.R. She is to oversee a visit by the prime minister but she finds a unethical experiment on children using the use of steroids.

Director:

Paul Almond

Writer:

Marc Rosen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Geneviève Bujold ... Nicole Thomson
Michael York ... Lyosha Petrov
Burgess Meredith ... Zak
Colleen Dewhurst ... Dr. Valentine Ulanova
Richard Gabourie Richard Gabourie ... Bowen
Len Doncheff ... Col. Kozlov
Alexandra Stewart ... Sam O'Donnell
Michelle Mostovoy ... Tasha
Septimiu Sever Septimiu Sever ... Buchinsky
David McIlwraith ... Richard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Ladenheim Jeffrey Ladenheim ... Guitarist / Gypsy in Final Scene
Renato Trujillo Renato Trujillo ... Argentinian guerilla leader
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Nicole is a broadcast journalist in Canada who is working on an assignment in the U.S.S.R. She is to oversee a visit by the prime minister but she finds a unethical experiment on children using the use of steroids.

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A secret experiment that must be stopped. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Trivia

After Paul Almond took over the directorial duties, the script was rewritten on a daily basis making most of the plot points moot by the end of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Michael York falls off the footbridge and into the rapidly moving river it is quite obvious it is his stunt double. See more »

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Totally unbelievable.
11 May 2020 | by yehmaSee all my reviews

An acquaintance of mine worked in the USSR at the time when this movie was shot. No way a journalist would have turned up in Moscow so unprepared... and so trustful of her 'minder'. Trying to people on the street would get them arrested indeed, so it would have been rather a selfish thing for a journalist to do.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moscow Chronicle See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD6,400,000 (estimated)
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Cinema One See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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