R | | Comedy, Drama, Thriller
A satire of American news reporting, covert agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads television newsman ... See full summary »
Portraying Patrick Hale in this movie, Sir Sean Connery played another character also called Patrick, but with the name as a middle name, playing John Patrick Mason in The Rock (1996).
The suitcases are the key. Lockwood needs the bombs to prove justifiable homicide, Rafeeq, to prove there were no bombs, and Mallory needs them to win the election. And we need them for an exclusive story. Book me on the first plane to Paris and ...
Obvious stunt double in place of Sean Connery in the opening skydiving sequence.
Filmed in New York, Washington, D.C., Texas, New Mexico, France, Italy and Hagreb. [Hagreb is a fictional country featured in the movie, and France and Italy appear only in archive footage.]
The UK video release versions entitled "The Man with the Deadly Lens" were cut first by 2 seconds, then re-released cut by 7 seconds to reduce footage of a bomb being made from a light bulb. However, the DVD released in 2004 entitled "Wrong is Right" is uncut.
$1,412,646 16 May 1982