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Brief Synopsis: "CIA agent Miles Kendig decides to get out of 'the game' and to ensure he's left alone he threatens to send his memoirs to the world's intelligence agencies. When the CIA doesn't believe him, he calls their bluff and starts writing and sending out chapters one by one. Realizing that their operations would be compromised, the CIA (led by Myerson and Cutter) set out to put an end to Kendig's plan by whatever means necessary. The heart of the movie follows a game of cat and mouse between a fumbling CIA and an artful Kendig."

Overall Ranking: 1378 (Rank from 1980: # 10)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 16.67%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Walter Matthau (Miles Kendig)
  • Sam Waterston (Jack Cutter)
  • Herbert Lom (Yaskov)
  • Ned Beatty (Myerson)
  • Glenda Jackson (Isobel)
  • Ronald Neame (Director)