PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization.
Oscar-nominated writing team Willard Huyck and Gloria Katz began a script that would pass through the hands of writers David Koepp and Steven Zaillian, before being ultimately refined by Koepp and Robert Towne. Towne kept revising the script all the way through production after Koepp left to direct The Trigger Effect (1996).
This is the Mount Everest of hacks.
(at around 1h 28 mins) When the ticket for the high speed train is produced, not only does it claim wrongly to be for the TGV, which is actually called Eurostar (TGVs only travel within France and into Switzerland), However Eurostar tickets are available which permit onward transit via SNCF TGV's and Vice versa. It also purports to depart from the "London Terminus". There is no such station - at that time, Eurostar left from London Waterloo.
The opening credits contain several plot points from the movie.
The in-joke where Tom Cruise goes online with his laptop by typing in, not Usenet, but Crusenet, has been changed in the US DVD versions to where he types "internet access."
English, French, Czech
$45,436,830 26 May 1996