PG | | Drama, Thriller
Director Jeannot Szwarc once said of this movie around the time it was first released: "I'd been looking for something like this, something like The Third Man (1949). I'm a classicist, I guess. I always like to do classical genres of film. And there hasn't been a film for years like The Third Man (1949) which, if anything, is the style of this one, with something of Z (1969) in it, too."
During a radio broadcast (some 4 minutes into the movie), the Martin Sheen character gives the name of East Germany - the country of his birth - as "Deutschland Democratic Republic" whereas the official name was "German Democratic Republic" in English and "Deutsche Demokratische Republik" in German.
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