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The Jigsaw Man (1983)

PG | | Thriller | 11 November 1983 (UK)
An MI6 defector has his appearance altered by the K.G.B. 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 K.G.B. to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the K.G.B. against each other. Written by Alexander Lum

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Taglines:

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

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

11 November 1983 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Spiel des Überläufers See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Evangrove, Nitemeg See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Windsor Safari Park, where the action scenes were filmed, closed its gates in 1992, and became a Legoland theme park since 1996. See more »

Goofs

In the middle of the film the Admiral is driven home. He starts by going east down Whitehall towards Trafalgar Square, though he actually lives in on the Middlesex side of the Thames by Kew railway bridge, as is clear from the name of the adjacent sailing club. See more »

Quotes

Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith: Anything I can get you?
Philip Kimberley: Vodka. Only vodka.
Adm. Sir Gerald Scaith: None of that foreign nonsense here. You're in England now. Whiskey it'll be.
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Connections

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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Wobbling its way to cult status
5 January 2009 | by Mac-148See all my reviews

Made after some of the best spy drama movies, including the TV adaptation of Le Carre's Smiley's People, you have to wonder how they got it so wrong. And with Michael Caine, Olivier and Charles Gray! And with the director of the grittiest early Bond movies! It was totally ridiculous as a story and as a film, but also hugely endearing to a Brit who has lived in Asia for over 25 years. I got the same pleasure watching this as I did in seeing the sets wobble in "The Builders" episode of Fawlty Towers. The whole thing wobbled, especially the acting. Oliver's mention of the leather chair to Michael Medwin was the only finely delivered line.


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