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Agent of Influence (2002)

1964. It's the height of the Cold War. Beyond the extremes of the Americans and the Soviets on opposing sides, other nations, such as Canada, are caught somewhere in the middle of the war. ... See full summary »

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Michel Poulette

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Ken Chubb (story editor), Ian Adams | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Plummer ... John Watkins
Marina Orsini ... Diane Fletcher
Ted Whittall ... Robert Madison
Shaun Johnston ... David Present
Kurtis Sanheim Kurtis Sanheim ... Sean Fitzpatrick
Alain Goulem ... Murray Fletcher
Terry Lawrence Terry Lawrence ... Chris Hayden
Paul Coeur Paul Coeur ... Charles Adair
Gregory Hlady ... Gregory Aloysha
Cas Anvar ... Khamal Rashid
Norman Edge Norman Edge ... Fletcher Sr.
Pierre Rivard Pierre Rivard ... Mario Béliveau
Al Holt Al Holt ... Charles Blackburn
Doug MacLeod ... James Jesus Angleton (as Douglas MacLeod)
John Dunn-Hill John Dunn-Hill ... Andrei Gromyko
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1964. It's the height of the Cold War. Beyond the extremes of the Americans and the Soviets on opposing sides, other nations, such as Canada, are caught somewhere in the middle of the war. James Watkins is the Canadian Ambassador to the Soviet Union, and is a personal friend of the Canadian Prime Minister, Nobel Laureate Lester B. Pearson, that friendship the only reason why Watkins took the job in which he would have no interest otherwise. The CIA believes Watkins is working for the Soviets, although they have no conclusive evidence, which they promise to the RCMP they are working on getting. While the Americans want Canadian action taken to neutralize Watkins with or without that evidence, certain factions within Canadian authority see things differently. Inspector David Present, Director of the RCMP's KGB desk, wants to see that evidence from the CIA before taking any action against Watkins, Present who brings in his own biases of the times not directly related to spying per se. ... Written by Huggo

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Country:

Canada

Language:

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Release Date:

June 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Cortina di ferro See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
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Some Canadiana in the midst of the Iraq War coverage
14 April 2003 | by Dando83See all my reviews

Watched this film in mid April on CTV. What an interesting, yet disturbing story of the CIA railroading of a Canadian Ambassador to USSR.

Christopher Plummer is awesome as the Canadian diplomat who's chosen to take a fall and possibly implicate Prime Minister Pearson by the CIA during the middle of the cold war.

Alhtough hammed up for TV, it's incredibly unsettling to know that this kind of McCarthyism was very real. Makes one wonder how much truth is being reported today?

A great made for TV movie. Even a nice twist at the end. Based on a the book by Ian Adams which in turn is based on a true story. I give it an 8/10


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