In Brighton in 1959, disgraced cop turned private detective Tony Aaron works largely on falsifying adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. He involves his wife as the fictional ... See full summary »
Laura San Giacomo,
American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »
Steven Hilliard Stern
1940, Linda Voss is a woman of Irish, Jewish-German parentage who loves the movies, especially films about war and spies. She gets a job at a New York law firm, after it's revealed she can speak German, fluently. As secretary and translator to Ed Leland, she begins to suspect that her boss is involved in espionage work. The two become lovers, and when America officially joins the Allies in fighting Hitler, Linda volunteers to go undercover behind enemy lines. Written by
Horst Drescher is seen in 3 different uniforms in the film. During the American Intelligence meeting slide show, he is first show in a Wehrmacht uniform in one photo, then in a party uniform, and when Linda Voss goes to work at his house as a cook, he is wearing and Organization Todt uniform (Third Reich civil and military engineering group). It is highly unlikely he would have switched over to a Civil group well holding rank in the Wehrmacht. Unless as its head and appointed by Hitler. That position was held by Albert Speer. See more »
Your grandmother, she insists you speak...
German? She doesn't speak English.
She's lived here for...
My sixth grade teacher used to do that.
Beg your pardon?
Used to start a question and not finish it. Like, "the capital of Indiana is..."
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I love this film! I know it is widely panned by critics and movie-goers alike, but I love it. Sure, it has implausible elements in the story, but the relationship between Ed Leland (played stoically by Michael Douglas) and his lady love, Linda Voss (played seductively by Melanie Griffith) is thrilling. Joely Richardson plays a complicated character who provides some interesting plot points. Melanie, who isn't known for subtlety, gives a rich and layered performance, especially in the development of the romantic storyline. Michael Douglas is a bit over the top, playing the stolid soldier and unlikely spy to the hilt. Liam Neeson is amazingly handsome and charismatic -- despite playing for the other side as a top Nazi officer. It's a fun recreation of the 1940s romance-war-spy dramas -- exciting and definitely romantic. Romance is the focus of this drama, not the spy plot. Watch the relationships unfold and it won't disappoint. It's worth a second look by many. Give it another try!
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