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Jack Strong (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Crime | 24 July 2015 (USA)
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The most spectacular Polish spy of the Cold War era, Colonel Ryszard Kuklinski, informs Americans about the Communist Bloc's top secrets in the face of the upcoming martial law.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marcin Dorocinski ... Jack Strong
Maja Ostaszewska ... Hania
Patrick Wilson ... Daniel
Dimitri Bilov Dimitri Bilov ... Iwanov
Dagmara Dominczyk ... Sue
Oleg Maslennikov ... Kulikov
Ireneusz Czop ... Rakowiecki
Miroslaw Baka ... Putek
Zbigniew Zamachowski ... Gendera
Krzysztof Pieczynski ... Brzezinski
Zbigniew Stryj ... Skalski
Pawel Malaszynski ... Ostaszewski
Krzysztof Globisz ... Siwicki
Krzysztof Dracz ... Jaruzelski
Józef Pawlowski ... Waldek
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This gripping spy thriller tells the true story of a man who dares to challenge the Soviet empire. While planning the maneuvers of the Warsaw Pact forces, Polish army colonel Ryszard Kuklinski has access to top secrets. He gets to know that the American nuclear counterattack against Soviet forces is planned to be executed on Polish territory. Thanks to his determination, he starts a long, lonely and psychologically exhausting cooperation with CIA. From that very moment the life of his family and his own is in constant danger as one careless move may lead to tragedy. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Pistol that central character uses near end of film is (accurately) the P-64 9mm Makarov. As he approaches the door of his house, he racks the slide. He thus proves an important fact about this firearm now widely sold in the US to civilians, viz. that it is dangerous to carry it with a round in the chamber. It does not have a firing pin block and will accidentally discharge if dropped on its muzzle. See more »

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Hollywood should learn from Jack Strong
19 March 2014 | by Robert S-3See all my reviews

Despite I live in Poland, I saw just a couple polish films in last 20 years. I was so disappointed with some of polish films I watched in 80's and early 90's that I completely stopped watching polish productions. Few ones I watched during 90's and 2000's were lame or just "so-so". I especially loathed the way polish actors play and speak - it was unnatural, theatrical.

But since I was interested by real story depicted by Jack Strong, I give it a try and I must admit this film is really perfect. There is still a little bit of this annoying theatrical manner when polish actors speak, but it is just a tint, and probably this is completely not detectable by non polish speakers. The rest is great - very realistic to smallest details (I still perfectly remember 70's & 80's during communist rule) Russians speak Russian, Poles speak Polish, Americans speak English. Filmed in real locations in real winter, with real snow. Real cars from 70, with real looking chases (and no CG or accelerated paces. Intelligent move for intelligent people in the same class like Argo or Der Baader Meinhof Komplex. Very refreshing experience after all those dumb nonsense full of CG served by Hollywood lately.

Let's hope this fill will be soon released on blu-ray, so more people outside Poland can enjoy this masterpiece.


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Release Date:

24 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Джак Стронг See more »

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Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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$7,002,827
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