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The Ambassador (1984)

An American ambassador to Israel tries to bring peace to the Middle East conflict through unconventional methods, but his efforts are hampered at every turn and his personal life threatened.

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

Max Jack, Elmore Leonard (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Peter Hacker
Ellen Burstyn ... Alex Hacker
Rock Hudson ... Frank Stevenson
Fabio Testi ... Mustapha Hashimi
Donald Pleasence ... Minister Eretz
Chelli Goldenberg ... Rachel (as Heli Goldenberg)
Michal Bat-Adam ... Tova
Ori Levy ... Abe
Uri Gavriel ... Assad
Zachi Noy ... Ze'ev
Joseph Shiloach ... Shimon
Shmulik Kraus ... Stone
Yossi Virginsky Yossi Virginsky ... Asher
Yftach Katzur ... Lenny
Shai Schwartz Shai Schwartz ... Gadi
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Storyline

Robert Mitchum plays a controversial U.S. ambassador to Israel who tries to solve the Palestinian question while being criticized by all factions, which takes a turn when his wife begins having an affair with a PLO chief. Rock Hudson (in his last theatrical movie role) plays Mitchum's chief security officer who saves his life in an assassination attempt and tries to help him resolve the conflicts around them. Written by Anonymous

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His career is in jeopardy... His marriage is in ruins... And his life is in danger... HE'S THROUGH NEGOTIATING.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 January 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peacemaker See more »

Filming Locations:

Negev Desert, Israel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Northbrook Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of two 1984 films starring Robert Mitchum which were first released in that year. Both pictures were made by Cannon Films. The other movie was Maria's Lovers (1984). See more »

Goofs

The guy in shades who keeps stalking the ambassador's wife through the streets vanishes from the story after detonating a bomb that almost killed her. His fate is never revealed and he's never seen again. See more »

Connections

Version of 52 Pick-Up (1986) See more »

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Typical Golan-Globus garbage
28 July 2014 | by RoddmannWSee all my reviews

Three thoughts cross one's mind whilst watching 'The Ambassador':

What on earth would compel legends like Mitchum, Hudson, and Burstyn to appear in such morally and artistically bankrupt dross?

What on earth would compel one to watch such morally and artistically bankrupt dross?

Can J. Lee Thompson REALLY be the same director responsible for the original Cape Fear?

Of interest only to hardcore fans of the aforementioned actors, and those that are interested in exploring American cinema's shameful history of demonising Arabs.


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