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On the eve of the elections in Russia, there's an outbreak of a mysterious disease. The British are curious to find out what's going on, so they need to send someone. An official knows ... See full summary »

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Frederick Forsyth (novel), Adam Armus (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Patrick Swayze ... Jason Monk
Patrick Bergin ... Igor Komarov
Michael York ... Sir Nigel Irvine
Annika Peterson ... Sonia Astrova
Ben Cross ... Anatoly Grishin
Jeff Fahey ... Harvey Blackledge
Joss Ackland ... General Nikolayev
Steve Speirs ... Viktor Akopov (as Steven Speirs)
Niko Nicotera ... Andrei Kasanov
Valentin Ganev ... Vladimir Tonkin
Barry Morse ... Josef Cherkassov
Tom Wlaschiha ... Mercedes Driver
Jay Benedict ... Carey Jordan
Theodor Danetti ... Leonid Zaitsev
Marta Kondova Marta Kondova ... Elena
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On the eve of the elections in Russia, there's an outbreak of a mysterious disease. The British are curious to find out what's going on, so they need to send someone. An official knows someone, Jason Monk, an American Agent who worked deep cover in Russia during the Cold War. He approaches Monk, who initially refuses till he tells Monk that he can help him settle some old scores and to see his daughter whom he left when he was pulled out. So Monk goes and makes contact with an old friend and a Russian policewoman. They learn that someone is trying to manipulate the election. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Final acting project of Barry Morse. See more »

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When Monk shoots at the assassin's van in the park, the window on the side door breaks completely. In the shots that follow, however, the window is broken only at the top. See more »

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Jason Monk: How many children have to die because of your greed?
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About as close to the book as God's Little Acre is to the Bible
1 June 2005 | by twbirdSee all my reviews

I had just finished reading the book, and was really looking forward to seeing this TV adaptation which was broadcast on the Hallmark Channel on Monday night (5/30/05). The key to the whole book was the manifesto which was stolen by the man with steel teeth, but I watched for an hour (out of 3 1/2) and I saw the man with the steel teeth but I never saw him steal a manifesto. I saw someone steal some virus but what did that have to do with the book? It's too bad because this film had great production values and a good cast, but isn't the idea of turning a book into a movie (TV or film) to get the people who read the book to be part of the audience. They only kept me for an hour. I thought the premise of the book was great and what did they do but throw out the whole premise. This book had a great McGuffin (to paraphrase Hitchcock) but they ignored it. And it said in the titles that Forsyth was involved in the production. They sure must have paid him a LOT of money.


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Release Date:

30 May 2005 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital

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