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 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 Thompson ... Marshall (as Fred Dalton Thompson)
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 »


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Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman also appeared in Wyatt Earp (1994). See more »

Goofs

The newspaper that describes Lt. Commander Thomas Farrell's 'heroic' rescue of a fellow seaman contains the sentence "A suggestion that public hearings on applications be limited to one every six months was taken under advisement by the commission" three times in the previous article. See more »

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Defense Secretary David Brice: [to Farrell] As my assistant you will function as liaison under Scott's supervision between this office and the Intelligence Community.
[laughs]
Defense Secretary David Brice: Calling that collection of piranhas a community is one of life's ironies.
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The opening and closing credits pan over the city of Washington. See more »

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Referenced in The Dark Side of Porn: Debbie Does Dallas Uncovered (2005) See more »

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Words & Music by Paul Anka and Richard Marx
Performed by Paul Anka
Courtesy of Paul Anka
Published by Paulanne Music, Inc. and Chiboy Music
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A brilliant cold war thriller that is as rivetting today as it was when it was made in 1987.
28 February 1999 | by mataharSee all my reviews

"No Way Out" is one of the most original, suspenseful, tightly-knit thrillers ever made, comparable to John Frankenheimer's "Seven Days in May". Set in the Cold War era, Gene Hackman plays the Secretary of Defense, a married man obsessed with his mistress, the exquisitely beautiful Sean Young...as is her other secret lover, Costner, a Naval Admiral who is the C.I.A.'s Liaison. When Hackman accidentally kills Young in a jealous rage, a cover-up begins to find the notorious, never-seen Russian mole "Yuri" who works within the Pentagon, and to frame him for the murder. Costner is commanded to oversee the operation, and the action begins...and is sustained with the intensity of a race on the Autobahn. The amazing all-star cast also features Will Patton, George Dzunda, Iman and David Paymer. Costner delivers what is perhaps his most subtle performance. What distinguishes "No Way Out" is its brilliant plotting, tautness, and constant surprises...with the ending being the most deliriously mind-blowing surprise of all.


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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

Gross USA:

$35,509,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,509,515
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Orion Pictures See more »
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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