Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).
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
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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 »
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 »
You murdered Sam, didn't you? You son of a BITCH...
[knocks Scott to the ground]
[Gets up; brandishing a pistol]
You have NO IDEA what men of POWER can *DO*!
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The opening credits appear in orange and then disappear, similar to the reconstruction process for the incriminating photograph of Tom. See more »
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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