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No Way Out (1987)

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

Director:

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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Taglines:

Don't mess with people who have other people See more »


Certificate:

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,509,515
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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

Tom's chase scene goes on for five minutes. See more »

Goofs

After Farrell slides down a slope covered in grass, dirt and leaves, he gets up and his white navy uniform is pristine, without a single stain. See more »

Quotes

Susan Atwell: I'll call you later tonight.
Tom Farrell: I'll wait by the phone.
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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 The Powers That Be: Having a Ball (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail to the Chief
(uncredited)
Music by James Sanderson (uncredited)
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Excellent Thriller even When You See for the Fourth Time
19 December 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Washington, the Defense Secretary David Brice (Gene Hackman) has a political dispute with Senator William 'Billy' Duvall (Howard Duff) about the project of a submarine. He asks his adviser Scott Pritchard (Will Patton) to invite the Navy Lieutenant Commander Tom Farrell (Kevin Costner), who has become a national hero after rescuing a sailor during a storm, to join his team. Farrell meets Susan Atwell (Sean Young) in a party and they have a torrid love affair. Farrell learns that Susan is Brice's mistress but he falls in love with her. They spend a weekend together and when they return to Susan's apartment, Brice rings the bell. The upset Farrell leaves the apartment and sees Brice waiting for Susan. Brice has an argument with Susan and pushes her from the balcony. She falls on a glass table and dies. Brice panics and reports the accident to Pritchard. However, the Machiavellian chief of staff accuses the imaginary Soviet mole Yuri of murdering Susan. Farrell is assigned to lead the investigations to find the identity of Yuri, and gets in serious situation with the presence of witnesses of his weekend with Susan and the regeneration of a Polaroid photo that was found in Susan's apartment.

"No Way Out" is an excellent thriller of the 80's even when you see it for the fourth time. The impact of course is reduced, since the plot has one of the most unexpected conclusions, with a twist in the very end that was the motive of several discussions with friends, but it is still a great film. This is one of the best roles of Kevin Costner and Sean Young is incredibly beautiful and sensual. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Sem Saída" ("No Way Out")


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