Amateur

The Amateur

Director: Charles Jarrott

Cast: Charles Jarrott, John Savage, Christopher Plummer, Marthe Keller

     
 

CIA computer technician John Savage seeks revenge for the terrorist killing of his girlfriend. Threatening to make public his insider's information, Savage forces his reluctant bosses to train him in the art of assassination. He then heads into enemy territory (at least, it was enemy territory back in 1982) on a search-and-destroy mission. There is nothing in The…  See more details below

Overview

CIA computer technician John Savage seeks revenge for the terrorist killing of his girlfriend. Threatening to make public his insider's information, Savage forces his reluctant bosses to train him in the art of assassination. He then heads into enemy territory (at least, it was enemy territory back in 1982) on a search-and-destroy mission. There is nothing in The Amateur that we haven't seen elsewhere, but Savage and a solid cast of supporting players Christopher Plummer,Marthe Keller, Arthur Hill, Ed Lauter, Nicholas Campbell, Jan Rubes et. al.-- keep the proceedings lively. Robert Littell co-adapted the film's screenplay from his own novel.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/26/2005
UPC:
0013131307894
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
R
Source:
Starz / Anchor Bay
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
1:51:00

Special Features

Widescreen presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Savage Charles Heller
Christopher Plummer Professor Lakos
Marthe Keller Elisabeth
Arthur Hill Brewer
Ed Lauter Anderson
Nicholas Campbell Schraeger
Jan Rubes Kaplan
Graham Jarvis Porter
Chapelle Jaffe Gretchen
Jan Triska Rodzenko
Miguel Fernandes Botaro
Lynne Griffin Sarah
John Marley Molton
Jacques Godin Argus
George Coe Rutledge
Vladimir Valenta Uncle Ludvik
Deirdre Bowen Actor
Jane Feinberg Actor
Mike Fenton Actor
Vlasta Vrana Guide
Neil Dainard Slater
Lee Broker Sharp-Eyed Man
Tedde Moore Newscaster
Irena Mayeska Woman Clerk
George Buza 4th Terrorist
George R. Robertson U.S. Consul
John Kerr CIA Security Guard
Guy Sanvido News Vendor
Robert Beatty Ambassador Neville
Henry Gomez Master Sergeant
Erin Flannery Waitress
Lisa Schrage 1st Teenage Girl
Susan Young 2nd Teenage Girl
Bob Lem Nakamura
Peter Langley Demolitions Expert
Wally Bondarenko Czech Detective
Walter Reyer Chancellor

Technical Credits
Charles Jarrott Director
Jon Anderson Asst. Director
John Coquillon Cinematographer
Garth H. Drabinsky Producer
Dennis Drummond Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Fanfara Editor
Suzanne Grace Costumes/Costume Designer
Wayne Griffin Sound/Sound Designer
Austin Grimaldi Sound Editor
Joe Grimaldi Sound Editor
Richard Halsey Editor
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Robert Littell Original Story,Screenwriter
Aleida MacDonald Costumes/Costume Designer
Diana Maddox Screenwriter
Joel B. Michaels Producer
Michael O'Farrell Sound/Sound Designer
Dino Pigat Sound Editor
Peter Shewchuk Sound Editor
Marilyn Stonehouse Production Designer
Andrew G. Vajna Executive Producer
Ken Wannberg Score Composer
Richard Kent Wilcox Art Director
Trevor Williams Production Designer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Embassy Invasion (Main Titles) [5:43]
2. Terrorist Demands [6:02]
3. A Father's Ritual [6:47]
4. Charles' Request [5:32]
5. Designs for Revenge [5:20]
6. New Beginnings [3:34]
7. Blackmail [4:05]
8. The Targets [4:58]
9. Training Is Over [4:00]
10. Border Crossing [7:02]
11. Hunted [4:34]
12. The Contact [7:18]
13. Tailing the First Target [4:40]
14. Narrow Escape [4:18]
15. Interrogation [5:09]
16. CIA [5:24]
17. The Hit [6:28]
18. Meeting of Ciphers [5:24]
19. Final Target [11:32]
20. End Credits [3:27]

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