A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads television newsman ...
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A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads television newsman Patrick Hale on an international chase to track them down, and uncover the twisting maze of apparent involvement of U.S. Government agencies.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The picture is a satire of American news reporting, the political system, and covert agencies, according to the movie's production notes. See more »
The lighting changes between the live and the obvious studio shots of Hale parachuting from the plane in the opening sequence. For example, there are 3 light sources in the studio shot reflected on his helmet (including one from in front of him as he looks out from the plane), rather than just the sunlight from above. See more »
Filmed in New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, New Mexico, France, Italy and Hagreb. [Hagreb is a fictional country featured in the movie, and France and Italy appear only in archive footage.] See more »
I first saw this film during it's initial run and fell in love with it immediately. I was falling out of my seat laughing. The writing was sharp, the pace brisk and the story dead-on. Sean Connery was great, but this is probably the best role and performance of Robert Conrad's life. And I was knocked about by G.D.Spradlin's quick reference to his scene in my all time favorite movie. I have since been frustrated by how difficult it is to find the film. I have yet to find it in a video store and it shows up very rarely on TV. If the chance comes up, do not let this film get passed you. It is hilarious in that I-don't-care-what-anyone-thinks way that has become lost in today's film comedies.
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