A coverup and witchhunt occur after a politician accidentally kills his mistress.
Release Year: 1987
Rating: 7.0/10 (15,773 voted)
Stars: Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young
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.
Writers: Kenneth Fearing, Robert Garland
Lt. Cmdr. Tom Farrell
Defense Secretary David Brice
Senator William 'Billy' Duvall
Fred Dalton Thompson
CIA Director Marshall
Is it a crime of passion, or an act of treason?
Release Date: 14 August 1987
Filming Locations: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,259,460
(16 August 1987)
Did You Know?
The big red bumper sticker on the back of Sam Hessleman's wheelchair seat reads: "Of Course I'm drunk, I'm no stunt driver!"
At the inauguration party, the band sounds three "Ruffles and Flourishes" and then "Hail to the Chief" for the departure of the President. The President should receive four "Ruffles and Flourishes" prior to "Hail to the Chief", and both are sounded only at his entrance, not his departure.
In the Philippines when you passed that bag of underwear, Moscow was not amused! I should have acted then. But now it is no longer possible for you to remain United States. This bizarre incident has given them their Yuri, Evgeny Segevich.
A high-tech murder and cover-up thriller
This film is a taut thriller and has a very good pairing of Kevin
Costner and Gene Hackman in a story of a cover-up and murder. Sean
Young is the tragic figure who falls for Costner and sets in motion the
wheels that make this picture one of the best of its type. Plot twists
and suspense are highlighted by great acting, and as the cover-up
unravels, Costner finds himself in increasing danger in the halls of
the Pentagon. Will Patton and George Dzunda are solid in support of the
leads although Patton is a bit over the top as Hackman's attack dog.
This fine film is marred by an ending that doesn't connect with the
film's plot or pulse and gives the picture an awkward, unsatisfying
conclusion. Costner is the hero but it is Hackman who makes this
picture as good as it is.