The Emissary

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The Emissary is a second-echelon knock-off of The Ambassador (1984), itself a reworking of Elmore Leonard's 52 Pick-Up. While in Africa on a goodwill tour, an American politician and his wife are victimized by Soviet spies. Threatening to reveal horrible secrets about the politician's past, the Russians insist that he turn over top-secret documents. But this could trigger a nuclear war, so a lot of heavy soul-searching is in order. Robert Vaughn is the biggest "name" in the largely European and South Africa cast.

Cast

Ted Le Plat
as Jack Cavanaugh
Ted Le Platt
as Jack Cavanaugh
Terry Norton
as Caroline Cavanaugh
Robert Vaughn
as Ambassador McKay
Colin Sutcliffe
as Matthew Holmes
Jonathan Taylor
as Christopher Fry
Hans Strydom
as Justin Latimer
Ken Gampu
as Beamish
Bill Barber
as Bureaucrat
Roland Stafford
as Bureaucrat
Liam O'Brien
as CIA Agent
Roderick Jaftha
as CIA Agent
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