Approved | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Classical art professor and collector Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, who doubles as a professional assassin, is coerced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.
One of a few of Clint Eastwood movies in the spy and espionage genre. The others being Firefox (1982), Absolute Power (1997), and In the Line of Fire (1993).
I've never felt this close to art before.
Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: How nice.
Art Student: But I have a problem.
Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: How terrible.
Art Student: If I don't keep my "B" average, I'll lose my scholarship and I don't think I'll do well on your final exam. I've gained a while new feeling about art but ...
Dr. Jonathan Hemlock: How ...
(at around 44 mins) When Montaigne gets hit in the head and goes dead weight, his taught rope suddenly gets slack in Hemlock's grip.
An early cut of the movie showed, in detail, a man slitting Henri Bach's throat, reaching in, and retrieving microfilm that he had just swallowed. This was deemed too graphic, so the scene was edited to its current version.