This drama is set in World War II Australia, where an American Marine, Rebel is recuperating from wounds suffered in battle. He is weary of war and is intent on going AWOL and escaping from... See full summary »
Los Angeles private investigator Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter. Moseby tracks the daughter down, only to stumble upon something much more intriguing and sinister.
Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when he was growing up. But when his mother is kidnapped while in Europe, to Chris's confusion, Walter suddenly turns into a man of action. Just who is his father anyway.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
Some exterior shots that were planned to film in Dallas, Texas, in February 1985 had to be moved to Corpus Christi, Texas, when the Dallas weather did not cooperate. See more »
The "Hamburg" central station scene was in fact filmed at the main station of Lübeck, about 60 km away. That's generally fine, but in a view of the main hall above the platforms, a destination display board prominently announces the next connection to Hamburg. See more »
[talking to Clay about one of his agents]
Where did you recruit him? In the Sears catalog?
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This movie is often dismissed as just an average Cold War spy flick. But in fact it is quite a bit more than that. It can well hold its own, thanks to the solid direction and first-rate performances by Hackman and Dillon.
These two never disappoint and seem to have had fun working together. They relaxedly fill in all the little character incongruities.
The story is interesting, but could have used much more exact local detail instead of this chain of insipid cutouts from travel brochures. The locals, but also the spies talk and behave like cardboard figures and tend to lessen the atmosphere a little. The same goes for a lot of the locations.
Recommended for fans of Dillon and Hackman, but also for those of you who like a solid spy movie.
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