CIA agent Miles Kendig decides to get out of 'the game' and to ensure he's left alone he threatens to send his memoirs to the world's intelligence agencies. When the CIA doesn't believe him, he calls their bluff and starts writing and sending out chapters one by one. Realizing that their operations would be compromised, the CIA (led by Myerson and Cutter) set out to put an end to Kendig's plan by whatever means necessary. The heart of the movie follows a game of cat and mouse between a fumbling CIA and an artful Kendig.
- Category:Comedy, Adventure
- Stars:Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom, David Matthau, George Baker, Ivor Roberts, Lucy Saroyan, Severn Darden, George Pravda, Jacquelyn Hyde, Mike Gwilym, Terry Beaver, Ray Charleson,
- Director:Ronald Neame,
- Writer:Brian Garfield (novel), Brian Garfield (screenplay), Bryan Forbes (screenplay)
A CIA agent tired of his incompetent colleagues retires and dares them to stop him from publishing an embarrassing book of memoirs. . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
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(us) wrote: I honestly don't see why so many hated it. It was a heartwarming and charming introduction to the fandom.
(de) wrote: really good movie always enjoy watching it
(ru) wrote: Billy Blanks is in full flow in this exciting sci-fi film. Set in the apocolyptic future (why doesn't the future ever turn out nice?), Billy is this guy who is really cool and has special glasses. With the help of Bolo Yeung, Billy becomes the ultimate killing machine and punches some bad dudes head through a door and it explodes. If you don't watch this film, you're probably a bit of a freak. Oh yeah... Billy's character is called Jason Storm and he's really good at saying funny things at appropriate times. He is also strong. Favourite Quote (with regards to the high temperature) Jason Strom: "Yeah... it's a real frying pan."
(kr) wrote: Not the best Forster adaptation, but still interesting enough to sustain my interest for almost two hours. The filmmaking seemed a little floppy, especially with the brilliant cinematic translation made with "A Room with a View" and "Howard's End".
(br) wrote: Another one that gives you goosebumps, great movie with beautiful soundtrack
(it) wrote: Aggressively bad but unintentionally hilarious. MST3K has pretty much said it all.
(gb) wrote: "Hey Honey, let's go walk through a cemetery." lqtm
(es) wrote: another fav wildlife movie
(ag) wrote: Capturing Humphrey Bogart at his prime and Gloria Grahame at her sexy blonde stage (before the plastic surgery, Hollywood look), Nicholas Ray's "In a Lonely Place" surely is one of the best film noirs of all time. So many other crime thrillers in the '40's/'50's had that look of the pulpy, dirty atmosphere we all enjoy, but most are so generic that it doesn't take long before we eventually forget them. The difference with "In a Lonely Place" is that it takes these conventions, twists them up a little bit, and turns them into something darker, something more unique. And every second of it works. We're introduced to Dixon Steele (Humphrey Bogart), a cynical, violent Hollywood screenwriter who's close to disappearing in Tinsel Town. After landing the chance of a lifetime, adapting a popular, trashy novel, Steele doesn't feel like doing the research, or following the story, and out of fun hires attractive hat girl Mildred Atkinson (Martha Stewart) to tell him the plot, for twenty bucks. The next day, it is revealed that Mildred was murdered shortly after her visit with Steele. Luckily for him, his beautiful neighbor Laurel (Gloria Grahame), provides him with an alibi, and not only is he left somewhat off the hook, but the two eventually begin a relationship. Laurel loves Steele, and doesn't believe he committed murder at all, but after witnessing and being the victim of violence due to Steele's irrational anger, she realizes she may have put herself in an awful situation. At first, "In a Lonely Place" appears to be sloppy-- scenes end quickly, and characters never get fully developed. But by the end, it's easy to realize-- Ray wants the viewer to speculate on Steele's innocence, and it's accomplished by this. We don't see the rest of the fateful night, and the next day starts in the afternoon: but what happens in-between? That's for us to think about it. Though the mystery is revealed by the end, there isn't a second you aren't thrilled, or doubting your inner ideas. Fueled by Bogart's commanding, emotional performance and Andrew Solt's supremely witty screenplay, "In a Lonely Place" has aged beautifully over the past sixty years. Highly recommended.
(mx) wrote: Chuck Norris was supposed to play in Predator I, but the idea was dropped since nobody would pay 9 bucks to watch a 14 seconds movie.
(ca) wrote: The last quarter of the calendar year is the time when the "prestige films" are released, those which their producers and their studios feel are good enough to garner attention in awards season. The later in the year a film is released, the fresher it is in the minds of those who vote on nominations for Oscars, Golden Globes, etc. Going in to see "Rosewater" (R, 1:43), I felt that I hadn't yet seen this year's "Best Picture" Oscar winner. I still haven't.This film was written and directed by satirical news commentator Jon Stewart. In June 2009, Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was in Tehran for "Newsweek" magazine covering protests following Iran's presidential election when he was arrested by Iranian authorities. He was accused of being a spy, partly because of being interviewed for Stewart's "The Daily Show" by one of the show's contributors pretending to be a spy for comedic purposes. Bahari was held in prison for four months, during which time he was subject to much interrogation and many false accusations, while being physically and psychologically abused. As difficult as all of this would have been for any innocent man to endure, Bahari bore the added concerns of his wife's pregnancy and the memory of his own father's political imprisonment in Iran in the 1950s.If you're waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop, you're going to be waiting a long time. As portrayed in the film, there really isn't much more to the story than I just described. If you're wondering why such a relatively obscure and insignificant story was made into a major motion picture and released in the fall as "Oscar bait", you're not alone. I would guess that it's because a popular television personality wrote and directed the film. No other reason is apparent. The story itself surely doesn't warrant such a treatment. I don't mean to make light of Bahari's ordeal, but in the annals of journalists suffering for their reporting, there must be more compelling stories out there to make into movies.This relatively lightweight story is trivialized even further by amateurish writing, acting and directing. When Bahari (played by Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal) is arrested and interrogated, he first seems confused, then laughs at his interrogator. You would think that someone raised in Iran would understand that being arrested for spying in that country is deadly serious. While gratuitous violence is not necessary to demonstrate Bahari's suffering, the occasional slaps and the one laughable scene of fake punching hardly conveys the abuse that Bahari suffered in real life. Bahari's primary interrogator (who used rose water as cologne) is alternately portrayed as a meek stooge and as an abusive ignoramus, with virtually no character development to provide context to any of this. The man seems to believe the obviously ridiculous accusations he fires at Bahari and is later enthralled by an equally silly tale that Bahari tells him in an attempt to make the interrogator believe that Bahari is confessing something.There are a few commendable aspects of this film, such as the inventive way Bahari's back story is illustrated in real time and the notional conversations that Bahari has with his dead father, but none of this amounts to more than semi-pleasing window dressing. Certainly Stewart's attempt to draw attention to the plight of journalists who suffer for telling the truth while atoning for his indirect role in Bahari's incarceration are commendable, the byproduct of these good intentions is a fairly weak film making. As a television comedian's first attempt at screenwriting and directing a serious film, "Rosewater" rates a resounding "so-so" on my movie meter. As a compelling story, well-told and well-suited to the big screen and released as awards season is set to begin... the needle barely moves. Rose water as a fragrance may smell sweet, but the movie of the same name kind of stinks. "D+"