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Fair Game (1995)

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Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her.

Director:

Andrew Sipes

Writers:

Paula Gosling (novel), Charlie Fletcher (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Baldwin ... Det. Max Kirkpatrick
Cindy Crawford ... Kate McQuean
Steven Berkoff ... Col. Ilya Pavel Kazak
Christopher McDonald ... Lt. Meyerson
Miguel Sandoval ... Emilio Juantorena
Johann Carlo ... Jodi Kirkpatrick
Salma Hayek ... Rita
John Bedford Lloyd ... Det. Louis Aragon
Olek Krupa ... Zhukov
Jenette Goldstein ... Rosa
Marc Macaulay ... Navigator
Sonny Carl Davis ... Baker
Frank Medrano ... Graybera
Don Yesso ... Beanpole
Paul Dillon ... Hacker
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Max Kirkpatrick is a cop who protects Kate McQuean, a civil law attorney, from a renegade KGB team out to terminate her. Written by Starlight

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He's a cop on the edge. She's a woman with a dangerous secret. And now they're both...FAIR GAME. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intermittent strong violence, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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In an otherwise correct list of international currency codes, the bank computer displays the Japanese Yen as YEN instead of JPY. See more »

Quotes

Max: Who's ever after you are real pros.
Kate: I guess I should be proud, it would be embarrassing to be killed by an amateur.
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Alternate Versions

European release was 8 minutes longer, less violence, but more sex/nudity. See more »

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Featured in 20 to 1: Sizzling Superstars (2009) See more »

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Lots of Action and Cindy Crawford Topless … How Bad Can it Be?
3 August 2004 | by Bob-45See all my reviews

Before it careens into total silliness, `Fair Game' is a lot of fun. After the rather absurd attempted shooting of Crawford in the opening scene, `Fair Game' begins rather effectively examining the loss of privacy in the digital world, a fresh idea in 1995 (`Enemy of the State' didn't arrive till three years later). Crawford plays a lawyer specializing in civil cases. While helping one of his divorce clients she inadvertently falls under the scrutiny of a group of former KGB assassins. William Baldwin (`Backdraft')is the cop assigned to protect her. Baldwin looks like a cross between his brother Alec and Nicholas Cage; in other words, kind of goofy. Cindy Crawford looks like …well, Cindy Crawford, one of the world's most beautiful women. Crawford received some pretty bad raps for this movie. That's really unfair, but not surprising, considering Hollywood's experience with supermodels. In the 50s, they used to dub supermodel Suzy Parker. Crawford's considerably better than that. Her voice and line readings remind me of early Farrah Fawcett.

The big problem here is neither Crawford nor Baldwin. It's a script that would have us believe former KGB operatives would miss Crawford with a machine gun as she stands by a storefront with no cover. It's a script that would have us believe KGB agents would blow up Crawford's house with C4 to cover a COVERT operation. It's the script that would give Baldwin endless supplies of 9mm ammunition, while he leaves behind machine guns and `street sweepers'. It's a script that has the intelligent, sensible Crawford running from Baldwin, her only ally. It's a script that would have us believe the feisty Crawford would surrender without a fight, etc., etc.

Production values for `Fair Game' are top notch, great color photography, sound, music, editing and stunts. Had producer Joel Silver substituted Jackie Chan for Billy Baldwin, `Fair Game' would have made a first rate martial arts movie, even with its other shortcomings. ‘Course, I'm not sure Cindy Crawford would've `gotten naked' for Jackie Chan. Well, topless, anyway.

`Fair Game' is a `dumb blonde' of a movie, but Crawford is anything but dumb. She deserved better and deserves another opportunity to prove her mettle as an actress. If she made another movie, I'd go see it, even if she become closer to an "8" than a "10".

Nonetheless, `Fair Game' is, at worst, a `fair' movie. I give it a `5'.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

3 November 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Coral Gables, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,946,332, 5 November 1995

Gross USA:

$11,534,477

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,534,477
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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