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Lassiter (1984)




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This feature-length story about the heist of $10 million in Nazi diamonds primarily rides on star Tom Selleck's popularity as TV's Magnum, P.I., (a 1980s show), since the plot turnarounds, slighted character development, and stock situations are not that engaging on their own. The setting is 1934 and Nick Lassiter (Selleck) has been strong-armed by the Yank and Brit governments into stealing the diamonds from a German agent (Lauren Hutton) -- if he can track the gems to their hiding place. Along the way, he travels through London of the 1930s -- marketplaces, warehouses, and watering holes that lend an atmosphere to his search. His lady love Sara (Jane Seymour) more or less stands around to lend support while the suavely suited-up Lassiter battles a crooked cop (Bob Hoskins), his real arch enemy.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Barbara Turner, David Taylor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2012
Warner Home Video


Tom Selleck
as Nick Lassiter
Lauren Hutton
as Kari Von Fursten
Jane Seymour
as Sara Wells
Bob Hoskins
as Inspector John Becke...
Ed Lauter
as Smoke
Warren Clarke
as Max Hofer
Harry Towb
as Roger Boardman
Belinda Mayne
as Helen Boardman
Brian Coburn
as Bruno Gunz
Jane Wood
as Mary Becker
Michael Howarth
as Commander
Eleanor Fazan
as Choregrapher
Fanny Carby
as Old Lady
Jurgen Andersen
as German Guard
Richard Ridings
as German Guard
Peter McNamara
as German Guard
Bill Leadbitter
as German Guard
Elliott Johnson
as Becker's Son
Scott Johnson
as Becker's Son
Dinny Powell
as Referee
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Critic Reviews for Lassiter

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Another Tom Selleck clinker.

Full Review… | August 21, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for Lassiter

This little known movie stars Tom Selleck as an American jewel cat thief in pre-World War II London. It's a great movie and has an incredible supporting cast including Bob Hoskins as a police officer doggedly on the title characters trail. Adding beauty to the movie is former Bond girl Jane Seymour as Selleck's girlfriend and the impossibly sexy Lauren Hutton as a Nazi.

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