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Code Name: Emerald (1985)

Emerald is an agent the Germans "have" inside allied intelligence 1944/WWII. With "help" from Emerald, the Germans catch Wheeler, believed to know the when and where of D-Day. Emerald is sent to be Wheeler's cell mate. Let the game begin.

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Jonathan Sanger

Writers:

Ronald Bass (novel), Ronald Bass (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Gus Lang
Max von Sydow ... Jurgen Brausch
Horst Buchholz ... Walter Hoffman
Helmut Berger ... Ernst Ritter
Cyrielle Clair ... Claire Jouvet
Eric Stoltz ... Andy Wheeler
Patrick Stewart ... Col. Peters
Graham Crowden ... Sir Geoffrey Macklin
George Mikell George Mikell ... Maj. Seltz
Gabriel Barylli Gabriel Barylli ... Dieter Träger
Peter Bonke Peter Bonke ... Johann
Tony Rohr ... Patrick Callaghan
Henri Lambert Henri Lambert ... Andre
Ray Armstrong Ray Armstrong ... Willoughby
Julie Jézéquel Julie Jézéquel ... Jasmine (as Julie Jezequel)
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Storyline

In April 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who know the date and place of the D-Day invasion). To achieve this goal, he will be supported by a secret friend of the Allies, a very important German officer and the French resistance. But the S.S. is not resting. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Cover See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$241,108, 29 September 1985

Gross USA:

$561,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$561,548
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Andy wheeler while and his cell looks to have nail polish and manicured fingernails after having been in prison for weeks, they are dirty fingernails but nonetheless long and polished. See more »

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Captain parachuted into France on May 7 yet there is mature corn in the field. See more »

Quotes

Gus Lang: I'm with the OSS, Andy. Nazis think I'm working for them, I'm part of the interrogation team. That's why they put me in the cell, to get information from you. And one of these Krauts is really on our side, the only problem is I don't know which one it is, so you've got to trust me. You've got to trust me, and nobody else.
Andy Wheeler: H... How do I know that...
Gus Lang: Normandy, Beginning of June. You're in charge of wireless for Utah Beach, aren't you? That sound like we're on the same side?
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Spy game with high stakes showing Paris off at her best
22 August 2018 | by clanciaiSee all my reviews

The problem of this film, like of many others of the same kind, is, that the further away in time you get from the second world war, the more the plot and the film must be almost painfully discernible as contrived and artificial. Reconstructing reality must be more difficult and appear less convincing the further in time from the reality exhibited you get.

This is a very good story and very intelligent plot, the actors are all superb, especially Ed Harris, here young and fresh with many great roles ahead of him, and Max von Sydow as the honest German officer. Also Horst Bucholz is doing well like all the others, and of course Eric Stoltz as the prisoner. Helmut Berger adds an appropriate portion of nastiness as a very convincing fanatical German Nazi, in some ways he makes the deepest impression in his radiance of constant extreme but well controlled menace, and Cyrielle Clair provides the necessary female bit.

In spite of the obvious artificial construction of the plot and story, it is well worth seeing and rewarding indeed for those in chase of excitement, and for those who love Paris. It is all filmed in Paris and France.


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