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Istanbul (1989)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 7 August 1989 (Sweden)
An American journalist travels to Istanbul with his daughter to find information about the family of his son-in-law. Something terrifying seems to have happened to them. They soon find ... See full summary »

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Mats Arehn

Writers:

Bo Sigvard Nilsson (screenplay), Mats Arehn (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Bottoms ... Frank
Twiggy ... Maud
Robert Morley ... Atkins
Emma Dixgård Emma Dixgård ... Mia (as Emma Kihlberg)
Lena Endre ... Ingrid
Sverre Anker Ousdal ... Consul
David Gartenkraut David Gartenkraut ... Bill
Merdan Taner Merdan Taner ... Bill's Father
Engin Inal ... Uncle
Celal Khosrowshahi Celal Khosrowshahi ... Ali
Zeki Göker Zeki Göker ... Porter
Nüvit Özdogru ... Archivist
Saril Sahbaz Saril Sahbaz ... Body Guard (as Sarl Sahbaz)
Pierre Stahre ... Man in Window
Fuat Acaroglu Fuat Acaroglu ... Hippie
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An American journalist travels to Istanbul with his daughter to find information about the family of his son-in-law. Something terrifying seems to have happened to them. They soon find themselves in a dangerous plot including weapons smuggling. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Thriller

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Despite being a rather high budget movie this Swedish/Turkish co-production was only shown twice in Sweden, at the small movie theater "Fågel Blå" in Stockholm. The total audience was 84, of which 25 paid for their tickets. The reason for this was that no distributor was interested in the movie, which meant the production company itself had to show it in order to get their SEK 3.6 million funding from the Swedish Film Institute. See more »

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If anybody's actually been able to watch it the whole way through, let me know.
11 April 1999 | by ChrissieSee all my reviews

I rented this one because I thought it might have some good visuals of the city at least. And Timothy Bottoms isn't hard on the eyes either. But it simply couldn't hold my interest. It just looks like something a couple of college students put together with a cam-corder and Daddy footing their travel bill.


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Country:

Sweden | Turkey

Language:

English | Swedish | Turkish

Release Date:

7 August 1989 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Istanbul: Keep Your Eyes Open See more »

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Budget:

SEK11,000,000 (estimated)
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Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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