Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.
A model has her rich, much older husband come with her to a photo shoot. But when their plane crashes in the middle of nowhere, a strong mind game erupts between the clever husband and the jealous young photographer as they try to get back to civilization.Written by
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Throughout the course of this movie, Alec Baldwin says the word "Charles", which was the first name of Sir Anthony Hopkins' character, at least eighty-seven times. See more »
The fire that Charles and Bob make at 1:11 would theoretically work, and it'd sure be nice, but it wouldn't probably happen. The amount of dryfall that would be needed to sustain just ONE fire would be an ambitious endeavor. That part of the continent gets a lot of rain, therefore anything inland is liable to be wet. Areas on the riverbank may have some wood to get started. What a person would do is get something lit - anything - and they'd be smart to use the benefit of that heat to then help dry future wood (fuel). A person could then gradually move inland, but keeping any fire going in a damp climate is an enormous task. There's little chance in those conditions, at night, without huge stockpiles of fuel, that a person could keep up with it. Not because of lack of desire, just lack of practicality. See more »
Just before the end credits start rolling, a caption appears on the screen: "Twentieth Century Fox and the producer wish to thank Bart the Bear and his trainer Doug Seus, for their contribution to this film." See more »
What's so good about this picture? Well, it's actually very well shot and some very nice writing by Mamet.
Many people probably haven't even heard of this picture, the title is uninspiring but the film isn't.
The direction is superb, the widescreen frame is filled with details and characters use the 2.35:1 scope very well. The film is shot with the cinema screen in mind, not pan and scan. The photography is beautiful, the landscape comes alive, sometimes it steals the picture away from the characters.
The acting is fine, but sometimes a bit more meat was required in the middle of the picture. I don't think the actors had enough depth, but overall not bad.
The picture is about survival and that's all I will say.
The final frames are disappointing, should've been handled better.
The director did a terrific job capturing the Alaska terrain.
As usual, please view this picture in widescreen otherwise people you would have only seen 57% of the picture. There is only one way to enjoy the photography, and that's in widescreen.
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