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Company Business (1991)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 6 September 1991 (USA)
A retired CIA agent is recruited to participate in a prisoner exchange with the Russians.

Director:

Nicholas Meyer

Writer:

Nicholas Meyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Hackman ... Sam Boyd
Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Pyotr Ivanovich Grushenko
Kurtwood Smith ... Elliot Jaffe
Terry O'Quinn ... Colonel Pierce Grissom
Daniel von Bargen ... Mike Flinn
Oleg Rudnik Oleg Rudnik ... Colonel Grigori Golitsin
Géraldine Danon ... Natasha Grimaud
Nadim Sawalha ... Faisal
Michael Tomlinson ... Dick Maxfield
Howard McGillin ... Bruce Wilson
Louis Eppolito Louis Eppolito ... Paco Gonzalez
Toby Eckholt Toby Eckholt ... Nerdy Young Man
Elsa O'Toole Elsa O'Toole ... Receptionist Maxine Gray Cosmetics
Kate Harper ... Secretary
Shane Rimmer ... Chairman, Maxine Gray Cosmetics
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Storyline

Rogue CIA agent Sam Boyd is called back by "the Company" to do some work. Namely a hostage trade of jailed Soviet spy Pyiotr Grushenko for an American agent the Soviets had taken. In the newly united Germany the trade goes bad and Grushenko and Boyd find themselves on the run from both the KGB and the CIA as they unravel an International espionage plot set at the end of the Soviet era. American and Soviet find themselves in an uneasy partnership as they hop around Europe trying to stay alive. Notes: Baryshnikov hated this movie he refused to even do publicity for it. Written by Susan Southall <stobchatay@aol.com>

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You can't judge a man by the company that keeps him! See more »


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Trivia

According to Box Office Flops, this picture was "rushed into production without a completed script" and "was one of many major flops for MGM/Pathe in 1991, which saw only Thelma & Louise (1991) pull in any respectable box office numbers" See more »

Goofs

At one point Sam Boyd turns off the car engine and the windshield wipers stop partway up. In the next shot the wipers are all the way down. See more »

Quotes

Pyiotr Grushenko: Whose ass you Americans going to kick now?
Sam Boyd: Well, always got Fidel.
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Connections

References The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boys In The Back Room
Written by Friedrich Hollaender (as Frederick Hollander) and Frank Loesser
Arranged and Producedv by Tony Bremner
Performed by Adèle Anderson
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hackman goes well, Baryshnikov goes better
9 October 2004 | by krillin123See all my reviews

the great acting was about the best part of this for me. I also liked the storyline; it was deep enough but not so that you get too confused about why the things that are happening are happening. It was good to see lots of different and interesting locations: Berlin and Paris (I always wondered how the elevators went up the curved legs) in particular. The script was no slacker either. On top of the normal discussion you had witty one liners to lighten the mood. I thought it was charming how they started out (Hackman and Baryshnikov that is) as 'business men' doing their respective jobs, playing their roles but then became attached to one another and thus fought together. I also liked the mysteriousness of the ending. The 'where are the going to go now?' factor is usually a good touch. If anything was wrong with it I would've liked a little more action. The only real action scene I recall was the shootout in the subway. Other than that they were just running from baddies and jumping out of windows, which was entertaining but more confrontation would have been appreciated.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | French

Release Date:

6 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dinosaurs See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$533,610, 8 September 1991

Gross USA:

$1,501,785

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,501,785
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Entertainment See more »
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Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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