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The Osterman Weekend (1983)

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The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Richard Tremayne
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Joseph Cardone
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Ali Tanner
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Virginia Tremayne
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Betty Cardone
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Walter Stennings
Christopher Starr ...
Steve Tanner
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Maxwell Danforth
Cheryl Carter ...
Marcia Heller
John Bryson ...
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Honeymoon Bride
Kristen Peckinpah ...
Tremayne's Secretary
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The host of an investigative news show is convinced by the CIA that the friends he has invited to a weekend in the country are engaged in a conspiracy that threatens national security in this adaptation of the Robert Ludlum novel. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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It will be a weekend to remember...if they survive it! See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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4 November 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Osterman-Weekend  »

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$6,500,000 (USA)
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Actor Craig T. Nelson was relatively unknown at the time and felt uncomfortable at early read-throughs with star acting stalwarts John Hurt and Rutger Hauer due to the large amount of dialogue he had. See more »

Goofs

American CIA agent Fassett states that Tanner will need to sign the Official Secrets Act. There is nothing termed the "Official Secrets Act" in the United States. The OSA is a term used in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other Commonwealth states. See more »

Quotes

Fasset's Wife: And you will be showing me how to live.
Lawrence Fassett: How do you know so much?
Fasset's Wife: I don't know so much. But I know you will be leaving me.
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for all it's faults, a worthy swansong from a great talent.
25 March 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

as a devoted fan of sam peckinpah, i absolutely adore this movie which i admit has obviously sufferred along with much of his earlier work from interference regards the powers that be. sam was constantly at odds with his producers who he always claimed had butchered his efforts and it's sad but at least a blessing that only after his demise; some of his prestige work is now available in versions which are closer to what he originally intended. after a five year hiatus, he was given the opportunity to make his first feature film following the bad publicity regards 'convoy' and it's this undeniably flawed, confusing but powerful film which sadly turned out to be his last. expertly scripted by a brilliant scottish screenwriter named alan sharp who also penned 'rob roy', 'night moves', 'billy two hats' and 'ulzana's raid'; this is a marvellously watchable if far fetched tale of 'cloak & dagger' conspiracies involving a host of impressive acting. recommended.


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