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No Way Out (1987)

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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

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Kenneth Fearing (novel), Robert Garland (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Tom Farrell
Gene Hackman ... David Brice
Sean Young ... Susan Atwell
Will Patton ... Scott Pritchard
Howard Duff ... Senator Duvall
George Dzundza ... Sam Hesselman
Jason Bernard ... Major Donovan
Iman ... Nina Beka
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Marshall
Leon Russom ... Kevin O'Brien
Dennis Burkley ... Mate
Marshall Bell ... Contra #1
Chris D. Chris D. ... Contra #2
Michael Shillo Michael Shillo ... Schiller
Nicholas Worth ... Cup Breaker
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Storyline

Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defense David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a Polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A tightly wound and engrossing thriller! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deceit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,259,460, 16 August 1987, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,509,515
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Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Will Patton and Marshall Bell also appeared in The Puppet Masters (1994). See more »

Goofs

When Farrell's arm is sliced by the "goon" at the end it is much lower on the arm than where the band-aid shows it wrapped up in the last shots. See more »

Quotes

Tom Farrell: Well, then, Brice is in an impossible situation. We should just call in the FBI.
Scott Pritchard: Don't be an idiot. Do you realize the magnitude of the scandal? The Secretary of Defense and a Soviet agent sharing the favors of a murdered whore!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear in orange and then disappear, similar to the reconstruction process for the incriminating photograph of Tom. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) See more »

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Hail to the Chief
(uncredited)
Music by James Sanderson (uncredited)
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Film ages well, but not nearly perfect
30 August 2001 | by Scoop-16See all my reviews

Attention AFI -- show this film at the inevitable "Kevin Costner Lifetime Achievement Award Show." In this, Costner has good writing and solid co-stars to lean on and no opportunities for voiceovers or accents. Also, if anyone should need career clips for Sean Young, they can use this film to prove that she can indeed smile. She smiles beautifully in this film. Too bad her newer films don't show her doing much of that anymore. With that said, "No Way Out" is not the greatest film and unfortunately it is a victim of real-world incidents beyond its creators' control. The fall of the Soviet Union and the end of spy-junk filmmaking makes much of "No Way Out" seem contrived. Except for a few pat references, you can not now feel the presence of the off-stage Soviet bogyman that the plot depends on for so much of the tension. The ravages of time and perestroika highlight the simple and overused plot devices employed by the writers. However, the film makes good use of classic techniques -- the battle of good and evil, where evil has the upper hand until it makes a fatal mistake. The first half of the film is used to set up stock characters: Costner's naval officer is a hero; Young's kept woman has a heart of gold; Hackman's U.S. defence minister is an amoral and calculating bureaucrat. The second half sets the plot in motion with the mistress's death. Nothing is hidden from the audience. We know who is guilty and innocent. Tension builds as the righteous power of the law, manipulated by the guilty, gets ever closer to wrongfully identifying the innocent as the culprit. Then comes the surprise ending -- the innocent is indeed guilty, but of unrelated crimes. Characters, Scooby doo-like, are unmasked as the opposite of what they appeared. The camera dollies back ... credits roll ... the house lights come up ...


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