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TV-PG 2005 2h 48m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 50% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A former CIA operative (Patrick Swayze) must stop a Russian presidential candidate from fulfilling his manifesto. Read More Read Less

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Audience Member Pretty good for a made for TV movie, better than a lot of theater premiered movies. Plenty of political intrigue and gun play to make it exciting, and plenty of tear jerking scenes to show it is a Hallmark production. Kamarov is very Trump-ian in his governing outlook. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Audience Member This TV movie is better than most movies released for the big screen. It's a roller coaster of a movie that has so many twists and turns that I can watch it every two years and not remember what happened. The acting is first rate, and it's easy to forget you are watching a made-for-TV movie. The quality of direction, photography, sound, camerawork and even the sets are outstanding, with a lot of on-location filming in Russia! I liked Swayze in Ghost and in this film he again can reduce me to tears with his performance. An absolute knockout. The only reason I take a star away is because the ending is a bit theatrical and not as realistic as I would like, and you have to suspend disbelief for some of the technical details. But it's from a Forsythe novel and you can get away with more in a book. The character development is awesome to watch, very slow but very realistic with worthy performances and big cameos from the entire cast. Watch this massive film over two nights - there is an intermission in the middle. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent enough thriller, albeit rather long, obviously due to it being made for TV and was probably shown in parts. I still enjoyed it despite it's length didn't bother me too much. Allowed more minutes for more of the wonderful Russia / Moscow back drop for this movie. There were some wonderful panoramas, street scenes and landmarks all shown with abundance Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member riveting wonderful to watch Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Surprisingly good for one of these made for tv thingers. Swayze's performance is quite redeeming. My only complaint is that Russians should speak and write Russian, not English. Lol. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Quite a Good Film! worth a look for those interested in spy thrillers Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A former CIA operative (Patrick Swayze) must stop a Russian presidential candidate from fulfilling his manifesto.
Director
Charles Martin Smith
Producer
Pat Peach
Screenwriter
Adam Armus
Rating
TV-PG (V)
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 26, 2020
Runtime
2h 48m