Los Angeles private investigator Harry Moseby is hired by a client to find her runaway teenage daughter. Moseby tracks the daughter down, only to stumble upon something much more intriguing and sinister.
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Chris Lloyd does NOT get along with his father Walter. Walter is too careful, cautious, and boring to Chris, and never tries anything new, and Chris had to live by the same standards when he was growing up. But when his mother is kidnapped while in Europe, to Chris's confusion, Walter suddenly turns into a man of action. Just who is his father anyway.Written by
Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>
The "Hamburg" central station scene was in fact filmed at the main station of Lübeck, about 60 km away. That's generally fine, but in a view of the main hall above the platforms, a destination display board prominently announces the next connection to Hamburg. See more »
[in East Germany]
If I want to worry, I'll worry; free fucking country, right?
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The performances of Matt Dillon and Gene Hackman brought this film right over the top for me.
Dillon's character grows from being an obnoxious teenager, who sees Dad as an un-hip set of car keys with a hand attached to them, through the astonishing realization that Dad just may be "James Bond".
And Gene Hackman brings his blazing talent to the table, unfolding from a middle-aged, pokey, conservative, 35-mile-an-hour, aw-shucks businessman into a multilingual, multitalented super-spook.
The two interact perfectly! As they face dangers and intrigue together in a wild ride across the globe to save Mom, it is a delight to see them discover and appreciate the depths of each others' characters and become friends and partners.
"Saving Mom", was almost irrelevant!
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