PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller
A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.
During filming, Frank Sinatra told in an article destined to a magazine that Laurence Harvey had Communist members in his family and also loved kissing men in public. Harvey was shocked, but Sinatra told him it was a joke.
Eugenie Rose Chaney:
Are you Arabic?
Bennett Marco: No.
Eugenie Rose Chaney: Let me put it another way: are you married?
When Raymond Shaw shoots Private Bobby Lembeck in the forehead, the sound is not of a 45 automatic pistol, but of a rifle.
The live TV cameras in the senate hearing and press conference carry the NBC logo used at the time the film was made, not the logo used at the time the story takes place.
West German version was edited (ca. 4 minutes) to remove every scene with the ladies in the greenhouse. This version was also released on DVD. In 2005 the uncut version (with subtitles for the missing scenes) was shown on Arte. Only in 2020 the complete version was released on Blu-ray/DVD.
$87,850 15 February 1988