Set during the Cold War, this political thriller stars Gene Hackman as Johnny Gallagher, an Army officer who’s tasked with transporting political prisoner Thomas Boyette from Germany to the United States — and loses his mark in the airport bathroom.
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Excellent cold war thriller with an engaging plot and confident direction. Hackman is great as the world weary yet affable Gallagher who stumbles into a conspiracy clearly over his head. Jones is even better as the enigmatic assassin. The supporting players are equally good. The photo is suitably grey and dreary and the score underlines both suspense and urgency. A gem of a movie that deserves a bigger audience!