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Her Secret Life (1987)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 12 April 1987
The original name of this film was "Code Name: Dancer", and it was originally shown on network TV, this thriller is an effective variation on a familiar theme-the one about the former spy ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Capshaw ... Annie
Jeroen Krabbé ... Malarin
Gregory Sierra ... Vic 'The Dancer' Pena
Valerie Mahaffey ... Becky
James Sloyan ... Wardell
Cliff De Young ... Paul Goodwin
Kurt Braunreiter Kurt Braunreiter ... Swim Instructor
Francisco Cuevas Francisco Cuevas ... Rojas
Robin Hudis Robin Hudis ... Woman #2
Kimberly Kulik Kimberly Kulik ... Student #2
Honorato Magaloni ... Abel Orozco
Jorge Martínez de Hoyos ... Rudy Villegas
Hilary Perez Hilary Perez ... Student #1
Garette Ratliff Henson ... Scott
Guillermo Ríos Guillermo Ríos ... Lucho Cardona
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The original name of this film was "Code Name: Dancer", and it was originally shown on network TV, this thriller is an effective variation on a familiar theme-the one about the former spy who is lured out of retirement for one more dangerous mission. Kate Capshaw (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom) plays the reluctant secret agent; sheâÂEURÂ(TM)s living her new life as a wife and schoolteacher when a mysterious phone call sends her racing off to Cuba to rescue an old colleague. Her only hope lies with a former lover (Jeroen Krabbe) -CastroâÂEURÂ(TM)s top adviser-whom she long ago betrayed in the line of duty. Little does she know that their reunion is a trap. Written by mycroftmy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1987 (USA) See more »

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Code Name: Dancer See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Alternate Versions

When this movie was released on VCR/DVD it gained an alternate title. The new title was spliced into the existing opening footage, not re-filmed. Apparently to make this easier on the crew, still frames were pulled from the original and mixed with the new title. So in the original the puzzle pieces move into view smoothly, in the DVD version they suddenly appear - a greatly less satisfying effect. See more »

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Watchable, but not very thrilling
13 May 2010 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

"Code Name: Dancer" gets the most important ingredient right: the lead. I was totally captivated by every moment Kate Capshaw was on the screen. It's a strong female role, and Capshaw invests herself in it. Where the movie disappoints is the action itself - there is hardly any of it. You can see how, after this initial story introducing the character (and letting her rather douchey husband in on "her secret life"), the stage was set for further and bigger adventures. And in fact the ending of "Code Name: Dancer" suggests that this movie might have been conceived as the pilot for a new TV show about this back-from-retirement female spy who is good with guns, languages, disguises, tailing, etc. In reality, 14 more years had to pass before a similar - and more advanced - TV show finally aired: "Alias". But this was a noble try. **1/2 out of 4.


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