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The Jigsaw Man (1983)

PG | | Thriller | 1983 (Argentina)
An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the KGB and is sent back to Britain to retrieve top-secret documents.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Dorothea Bennett (novel), Jo Eisinger (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Philip Kimberley / Sergei Kuzminsky
Laurence Olivier ... Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith
Susan George ... Penelope Kimberley / Annabelle Kimberley
Robert Powell ... Jamie Fraser
Charles Gray ... Sir James Chorley
Morteza Kazerouni Morteza Kazerouni ... Boris Medvachian
Michael Medwin ... Milroy
Eric Sevareid Eric Sevareid ... Himself
Sabine Sun ... Dr. Zilenka
David Kelly ... Cameron
Patrick Dawson Patrick Dawson ... Ginger
Vladek Sheybal ... Gen. Zorin
Peter Burton ... Douglas Ransom
Maggie Rennie Maggie Rennie ... Mrs. Ransom
Richard Aylen Richard Aylen ... Older Kimberley
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Storyline

Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB against each other. Written by Alexander Lum

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Taglines:

The Game of Spying, Double Cross, Defection, Betrayal & Death.

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

1983 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Spiel des Überläufers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Evangrove,Nitemeg See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Indoor scenes were filmed in a disused hanger located at Brooklands Race circuit, Weybridge, Surrey. The site has now been redeveloped. The original hanger was next door to a similar hanger which temporarily housed the TNT freight company's Weybridge depot during the construction of the purpose built depot building on the same site. See more »

Goofs

During the early part of the movie (time stamp 3:19) a three vehicle convoy drive to a gate where in the background there is a parked military vehicle. But it is not Soviet made vehicle but belonging to the Swedish Army. It is Volvo C300/ L3314 series off-road 4-wheel light truck mainly used by the Swedish Army. It was sold to Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and Norway. Finnish Army had also some trucks. It was never sold to Russia and was never in use there. See more »

Quotes

Philip Kimberley: I was going to get a Cabinet post. I might even be Prime Minister by now.
Boris Medvachian: If you should go back to England now, you'll not get five years in the House of Commons, you'll get probably thirty years in Brixton jail.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jude Law/Ashlee Simpson (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Only You And I
Music by Georges Garvarentz
Lyrics by Labi Siffre, Scott English
Sung by Dionne Warwick
Produced by Bob Gaudio
Rhythm arrangement by Jeremy Lubbock and Bob Gaudio
String & horn arrangement by Jeremy Lubbock
Recorded by Paul Lani and Rick Ruggieri
Mixed by Ron Hitchcock
Producers assistant: Marla Miller
Recorded at Sound Lab Studios, Los Angeles, California
Song & theme published by P.G.G.
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Very hard to follow
9 June 2000 | by Casey-29See all my reviews

This movie is interesting. It is very hard to follow, but after seeing it two or three times, it comes. A very well defined star-studded cast but the movie is not what you'd expect it to be. Other than that, this movie would be good to watch if you like action, politics or just want to kill time.


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