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No Way Out (1987)

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A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.

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Roger Donaldson

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Kenneth Fearing (novel), Robert Garland (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Costner ... Tom Farrell
Gene Hackman ... David Brice
Sean Young ... Susan Atwell
Will Patton ... Scott Pritchard
Howard Duff ... Senator Duvall
George Dzundza ... Sam Hesselman
Jason Bernard ... Major Donovan
Iman ... Nina Beka
Fred Dalton Thompson ... Marshall
Leon Russom ... Kevin O'Brien
Dennis Burkley ... Mate
Marshall Bell ... Contra #1
Chris D. Chris D. ... Contra #2
Michael Shillo Michael Shillo ... Schiller
Nicholas Worth ... Cup Breaker
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Storyline

Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defense David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a Polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo. Written by Sami Al-Taher <staher2000@yahoo.com>

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Is it a crime of passion, or an act of treason? See more »


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R | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deceit See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,259,460, 16 August 1987

Gross USA:

$35,509,515

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,509,515
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Pentagon sits in Arlington VA not Washington DC. The Potomac River, which runs along the northern and eastern Pentagon reservation, separates the southwest corner of DC from VA. See more »

Goofs

When running away from the assassins, Tom slides down the handrail of an escalator, which gets dirt on the seat of his pants. As he turns to run further, the dirt has suddenly disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Defense Secretary David Brice: It's a House of Cards. There is no Yuri.
Scott Pritchard: It doesn't matter. All the intelligence agencies believe that there's a mole in the Defense Department. You know the theory: that Yuri was sent here by the KGB while he was still in his teens. For all intents and purposes, he can pass as an American.
Defense Secretary David Brice: Scott, they've been talking about that for four years. It's the CIA's wet dream. There's never been a shred of evidence.
Scott Pritchard: But, now, there is. He was the man who spent the weekend with Susan. He was the man ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear in orange and then disappear, similar to the reconstruction process for the incriminating photograph of Tom. See more »

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Referenced in Designated Survivor: Kirkman Agonistes (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

NO WAY OUT
Words & Music by Paul Anka and Michael McDonald
Performed by Julia Migenes and Paul Anka
Produced by Denny Diante
Arranged by Robbie Buchanan
Courtesy of CBS / Columbia Records
Published by Paulanne Music, Inc. and Genevieve Music
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Sleazy beginning, but good
10 February 2000 | by gagewynSee all my reviews

No Way Out is a suspense movie set during the cold war. Political intrigue within the US government is the focus of the film. The politically powerful Brice accidentally kills his mistress. Things get out of hand and he decides to frame her other lover as a spy. He knows that she is seeing someone else but has no idea who. Farrel, her other lover, is the man assigned to her case. He realizes that the investigation will eventually expose him, and when the investigators begin using a computer to restore a partially developed polaroid of Farrel found in the dead girlÕs things he has a good idea of how much time he has. There are some tense moments as Farrel trys to expose Brice before he is caught. Also there are a string of neat twists at the end, which succeed in not being corny.

This is worth your time. I definitely recommend it for fans of military suspense or cold war movies.


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