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History Is Made at Night (1999)

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A romantic suspense-comedy about CIA agent Harry (Bill Pullman) and SVR agent Natasha (Irene Jacob) fighting to save the world, their lives and secret love in the post cold war Helsinki.

Director:

Ilkka Järvi-Laturi (as Ilkka Jarvilaturi)

Writers:

Patrick Amos (screenplay), Jean-Pierre Gorin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Pullman ... Harry Howe / Ernie Halliday
Irène Jacob ... Natasha Scriabina / Anna Belinka
Bruno Kirby ... Max Fisher
Glenn Plummer ... Dave Preston
Udo Kier ... Ivan Bliniak
André Oumansky André Oumansky ... Yuri
Féodor Atkine ... Romanov (as Feodor Atkine)
Janne Kinnunen Janne Kinnunen ... Pekka
Linda Zilliacus ... Maija (as Linda Gyllenberg)
Jevgeni Haukka Jevgeni Haukka ... Slava
Marcia Diamond Marcia Diamond ... Lauren
Henry Saari Henry Saari ... Porn Man
Louise Hodges Louise Hodges ... Porn Woman (as Louise Hodges)
Bob Sherman Bob Sherman ... CIA Elder
Mika Eloranta Mika Eloranta ... Bodyguard
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A romantic suspense-comedy about CIA agent Harry (Bill Pullman) and SVR agent Natasha (Irene Jacob) fighting to save the world, their lives and secret love in the post cold war Helsinki.

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Sex, Lies and World Domination


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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Upstream Pictures

Country:

UK | Finland | France | Germany | USA

Language:

English | Finnish

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Spy Games See more »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The US DVD edition was modified from non-anamorphic 35mm to a letter-boxed wide screen with an aspect ratio of 1.85:1. As result, some of the explicit nudity of the film was softened (An outdoors scene featuring full frontal nudity from Bill Pullman and Irène Jacob was optically cropped off). See more »

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References On Dangerous Ground (1951) See more »

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Low expectations is key
3 August 2001 | by pynchonvSee all my reviews

I went into watching the film with no expectations, and found that it actually wasn't that bad. The film is choppy and inconsistent, but there's lots of little clever touches and running gags. The actors veer in and out of character and the director seemingly couldn't decide if he was making a light-hearted espionage flick or a sharp black comedy, but it's still fun to notice and pick apart the subtle asides and sight gags. Not the greatest movie of all time, but an amusing way to spend an hour and a half.


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