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Army Sgt. Johnny Gallagher (Gene Hackman) is reassigned after he angers Col. Glen Whitacre (John Heard) at a meeting of American and U.S.S.R. military types. Gallagher's new job is to shepherd detainee Thomas Boyette (Tommy Lee Jones) from Europe to the U.S. But when Gallagher loses track of his prisoner, he asks his ex-wife, a servicewoman with access to Boyette's background data, for help. As the chase leads Gallagher to Chicago, the intrigue ramps up in way he couldn't have imagined.

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Gene Hackman
Sgt. Johnny Gallagher
Joanna Cassidy
Eileen Gallagher
Tommy Lee Jones
Thomas Boyette
John Heard
Col. Glen Whitacre
Dennis Franz
Lt. Milan Delich
Pam Grier
Ruth Butler

Walter Henke
Reni Santoni
Chicago Police Lieutenant
Ron Dean
Karl Richards
Thalmus Rasulala
Secret Service Commander
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  • May 23, 2010
    A compelling and enormously satisfying political thriller, About a career officer sergeant Johnny Gallagher played by Gene Hackman in a marvelous performance who thinks he has been assigned a routine mission to escort a rebellious American soldier played by Tommy Lee Jones in a solid performance from Europe to the United States for a military court martial. Gallagher soon learns that the soldier that he brought from Europe, who has just escape from his charged is man with a different identity, he also discovers a sinister military conspiracy involving a deadly assassination plot against the president of the United States at a historic superpower summit. Gallagher must act now before it is too late. Tension and suspense runs high throughout the film thanks the expert scripting by John Bishop and the brilliant direction by Andrew Davis. Tremendous supporting performances by Joanna Cassidy, John Heard, Dennis Franz, and Pam Grier. One terrific movie! Highly Recommended.
    Danny R Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2009
    A reasonably well made and suspenseful intelligence community thriller that anyone who enjoyed The Fourth Protocol would find to their liking.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Mar 12, 2007
    Good conspiracy thriller film that seemed dated even when it came out, with Gene Hackman caught up in a plot on Gorbachev's life.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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