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No Way Out (1987)

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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

Director:

Roger Donaldson

Writers:

Kenneth Fearing (novel), Robert Garland (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Tom Farrell
Gene Hackman ... David Brice
Sean Young ... Susan Atwell
Will Patton ... Scott Pritchard
Howard Duff ... Senator Duvall
George Dzundza ... Sam Hesselman
Jason Bernard ... Major Donovan
Iman ... Nina Beka
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Marshall
Leon Russom ... Kevin O'Brien
Dennis Burkley ... Mate
Marshall Bell ... Contra #1
Chris D. Chris D. ... Contra #2
Michael Shillo Michael Shillo ... Schiller
Nicholas Worth ... Cup Breaker
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Storyline

Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defense David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a Polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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A tightly wound and engrossing thriller! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deceit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,259,460, 16 August 1987

Gross USA:

$35,509,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,509,515
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin Costner reunited with two of his costars, Gene Hackman and Will Patton, on Wyatt Earp and The Postman, made 7 and 10 years after this film. See more »

Goofs

After stealing the car from the Pentagon garage and leaving it to chase down the two contras, LCDR Farrell appears on the Whitehurst Freeway in D.C. heading east, as the Key Bridge connecting Rosslyn, Virginia and Georgetown is clearly seen in the background. However, by driving East on the Whitehurst Freeway, LCDR Farrell and the two contras are heading back towards the Pentagon, not away from it. See more »

Quotes

Tom Farrell: You murdered Sam, didn't you? You son of a BITCH...
[knocks Scott to the ground]
Scott Pritchard: [Gets up; brandishing a pistol] You have NO IDEA what men of POWER can *DO*!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear in orange and then disappear, similar to the reconstruction process for the incriminating photograph of Tom. See more »

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Referenced in The Powers That Be: Having a Ball (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

SAY IT
Words & Music by Paul Anka and Richard Marx
Performed by Paul Anka
Courtesy of Paul Anka
Published by Paulanne Music, Inc. and Chiboy Music
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Definitely underrated first-class thriller
21 March 2007 | by ZekariusSee all my reviews

There are only a fistful movies I gave 9 points. This is one them. After watching it I immediately had an itch to watch a sequel (regrettably impossible due to the story line). Didn't actually want it to stop and was sad that it ended. (True for just a few other movies, like for example Dr. Zhivago or 12 Monkeys) When I checked the IMDb - rating composition to find out why this movie is so grotesquely underrated, I asserted that the IMDb Staff gave 8 points, anyway. (Phew!) One of the very few US-thrillers, the end of which I wasn't able to predict. Gene Hackman and Kevin Costner are habitually brilliant, Will Patton deserves an Oscar as the best supporting actor in my book.


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