Mad with grief after the death of his Kiowa wife, Talbot awaits death under a tree with her body beside him. She begins to haunt him because he won't burn her. His father, who bought him the wife, thinks her sister might reason with him.
Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for ... See full summary »
Ben E. King performs in the music video for "Stand by Me" from the original motion picture soundtrack for Stand by Me (1986). King sings to an audience before inviting actors River Phoenix ... See full summary »
Roy Parmenter is a veteran FBI agent who has spent the last 20 years trying to find the Russian agent who killed his partner whom he calls Scuba. When a couple of deep cover Russian agents are killed Parmenter thinks Scuba is the one doing it. The Russians who have received word from Scuba that if they want him to stop, they have to pay him. So they send a veteran Russian agent, Karpov to stop him. Parmenter was tasked with performing background checks on people applying for certain things requiring security clearance and when he comes across Jeffrey Grant who's applying to the Air Force Academy, he discovers that his parents' info is false. He also learns of Karpov coming into the country and suspects that he is here to stop Scuba and that Karpov went to the city where Jeffrey and his family live, so he decides to keep an eye on Jeffrey and his family.Written by
The filming of this movie evolved in the same pattern as the film's script's conflict. "The picture is very light in the beginning and slowly builds tension as it moves along", Director Richard Benjamin commented and added, "in the beginning it's fun, and then it reaches down into the heart of the matter, almost destroying a family. This structure is what appealed to me about the story". Producer Harry Gittes has guided the film through its continuous evolution over a four-year period. According to Gittes, it was former Columbia Chief David Puttnam who first suggested the casting of Sidney Poitier: "The signing of Sidney was one of the luckiest things that ever happened to us. Suddenly, we had the experienced pro and the young new firebrand together in a movie, and it added an extra dimension that is remarkable on-screen." See more »
In an early scene, Parmenter and Grant meet in an office on Air Force Academy grounds. There is a State flag and a United States flag behind Parmenter's desk. The US flag is on the right, it should be on the left. See more »
"Little Nikita" is a good thriller and I found it really enjoyable. I am glad that the lovely Loretta Devine (who played Reese in Urban Legend 1 and 2) had the honour of working with River Phoenix before his death. Sidney Poitier gives a good performance also. I found it highly entertaining and enjoyable. And once again, River Phoenix becomes his character in this taut thriller from Richard Benjamin.
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