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The Rose and the Jackal (1990)

Unrated | | Adventure, Western | TV Movie 16 April 1990
Union detective Allan Pinkerton falls in love with an aristocrat caught spying for the Confederacy.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writer:

Eric Edson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Christopher Reeve ... Allan Pinkerton
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Rose O'Neal Greenhow
Granville Van Dusen ... Tom
Carrie Snodgress ... Joan Pinkerton
Kevin McCarthy ... Senator Henry Wilson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Haynes Brooke ... Lieutenant Lawrence Nevins
Jerry Campbell Jerry Campbell ... Cowboy
Jeff Corey ... James Buchanan
Bill Eudaly
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... New York Times Reporter
Mert Hatfield Mert Hatfield ... Union Jailer
Christine Lakin ... Little Rose
George Lawes George Lawes
Patty Mack Patty Mack ... Molly
Larry Peterson ... Union Soldier
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Union detective Allan Pinkerton falls in love with an aristocrat caught spying for the Confederacy.

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Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La rose et le chacal See more »

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Production Co:

TNT See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Perhaps Reeve's best performance
30 May 2006 | by karesonySee all my reviews

In a role that will appeal to women more than to men, Christopher Reeve plays a gruff and wildly attractive Alan Pinkerton. Married, he is away on assignment when he meets Rose, whom he suspects of spying for the Confederates. He's way out of his league socially and emotionally, while Rose attempts to manipulate him as she has most of the influential bigwigs in town. Does Rose really know what the impact of her actions are, and is she ready to accept the consequences? Can Pinkerton tend to business as well as learn to dance? The sexual tension is up and Pinkerton's defenses are down. This film is notable also because two of its stars -- Reeve and Snodgress -- are no longer with us.


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