Hopscotch (1980)



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Movie Info

In this film, Walter Matthau plays a CIA agent who's been confined to a desk job. The disgruntled Matthau quits the service and heads to Europe where he links up with a former lover. All goes smoothly until Matthau takes the advice of another retired agent and writes a tell-all autobiography.

Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brian Garfield, Bryan Forbes
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 19, 2002
Criterion Collection


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as Yaskov

as Myerson

as Westlake

as Saint Breheret

as Chartermain

as Mrs. Myerson

as Police Sergeant

as Spy in Octoberfest

as Security Guard

as Maddox's Receptionis...

as Cocktail Waitress

as Coffee Shop Manager

as Salesman in Electric...

as CIA Telephone Techni...

as Border Guard

as Immigration Officer

as Telephone Operator

as Westlake's Reception...

as Policeman

as Bookshop Cashier

as Myerson's Secretary

as FBI Technician

as FBI Man

as Seaplane Pilot

as Helicopter Pilot

as Band Singer

as Mechanic
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Critic Reviews for Hopscotch

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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September 12, 2002
AV Club
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Hopscotch

Half boring, and half funny. This movie isn't really worth watching unless you're a fan of Landau. The story is kind of silly, but it's okay.

Aj V

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Okay caper suffers from miscasting of Matthau in the lead, his action are just too slow for him to be convincing as a man of stealth. Glenda is wasted in a nothing part.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Its all very silly, but still entertaining. I can't help but enjoy something that makes our intelligence organizations look like a bunch of bumbling idiots. Matthau is great, as is the score which consists of random Mozart, Puccini, and Rossini selections.

Alec Barniskis
Alec Barniskis

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