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The Operative (2000)

A CIA agent who, while on assignment in Russia shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union, is captured by KGB forces and placed in a mental hospital. Eleven years later, Carville is given a chance to earn his freedom.

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Robert Lee

Writer:

Paul A. Birkett (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Bosworth ... Alec / Grady
John Tench ... Norvid
Rachel Hayward ... Sonya
Jerry Wasserman ... Urquhart
Teryl Rothery ... Vicky
Bob Dawson Bob Dawson ... Basil
Jenny Clark Jenny Clark ... Sharon
Taras Kostyuk ... Iashin
John B. Lowe ... Delaney
Christopher Shyer ... Albright
Gordon May Gordon May ... Kitover
Robert Saunders Robert Saunders ... Schroeder (as Rob Saunders)
Bruce Pinard ... Bank Security Guard
Dan Rae Dan Rae ... Administrator
Jason Marshall Jason Marshall ... Uniformed Police Officer
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Storyline

A CIA agent who, while on assignment in Russia shortly before the fall of the Soviet Union, is captured by KGB forces and placed in a mental hospital. Eleven years later, Carville is given a chance to earn his freedom.

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Plot Keywords:

kgb | russia | cia agent | sex | abduction | See All (7) »

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An identity is a terrible thing to LOSE. See more »

Genres:

Action

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, a strong sex scene, and some language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Canada | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A zűr duplán jár See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Alec attacks Basil with the bat at the end of the movie, his first strike to Basil's head lands near his ear just as the scene cuts. When Basil's face is shown, there are bruises on both his temple and jawline. A single bat strike could not produce two bruises that far apart. See more »

Quotes

Alec: Let me guess, you bought the red sox?
Basil: An interesting proposition. Actually I'm in shipping.
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Soundtracks

89 Sucked
Written by Peter Allen and Evan Tylor
Performed by Billy Jack
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Cool Movie!
8 September 2001 | by LeneMorissetteSee all my reviews

I enjoyed this film even though it was a little slow in parts. The characters were good as was the acting. I liked Vicky coz she wasn't a wimp and unlike the others, she didn't scream when she had a gun pointing at her head. (I lost count of how many times that happened!) I think that Teryl Rothery is a brilliant actress. (Other stuff that she is in that is worth seeing is 'Andre' and 'Stargate the tv series', the latter being v.cool!)


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