R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.
Robert Redford was baffled by Tony Scott's use of helicopters to shoot the intimate conversation on the roof. But when he saw it, he was impressed by how dynamic it made the scene.
There's been... an incident, in China.
Charles Harker: Oh, Jesus Christ.
Muir smashes the glass of a framed document to get the document out. When he turns the frame over to shake out the broken glass, we can see there are frame tabs on the back which he could have used to remove the backing and take the document out without breaking the glass.
In the opening credits, many of the credits are each preceded by a jumble of letters flickering on the screen. This may be a reference to the opening credit sequence of one of Robert Redford's earlier spy movies, Sneakers (1992).
English, German, Arabic, French, Cantonese
$21,689,125 25 November 2001