Plot & Details
John Frankenheimer directed this $20 million international action thriller from a screenplay by Richard Weisz (pseudonym for David Mamet) and J.D. Zeik. In Paris, Irish organizer Deidre (Natascha McElhone) assembles a team to grab a mysterious briefcase from criminals. They are never told who hired them or the true identity of their targets. The hired specialists: Former CIA officer Sam (Robert De Niro), former Euro intelligence agent Vincent (Jean Reno), German electronics expert Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard), driver Larry (Skip Sudduth), and British weapons wrangler Spence (Sean Bean). After a Seine shootout, the action moves to the South of France, with a recon mission in Cannes, and a chase that brings everyone to Nice. Inevitable betrayals ensue, along with more pursuits.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 118min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/25/1998
- DVD Release Date: 02/23/1999
- Distributor(s): MGM/UA
- Director(s): John Frankenheimer
- Starring: Robert De Niro , Jean Reno , Natascha McElhone , Stellan Skarsgård , Sean Bean
- Themes: Traitorous Spies/Double Agents,Dishonor Among Thieves
- Tone: Bleak,Chilly,Gritty,Moody,Paranoid,Slick,Tense
- Keywords: Cold-War,briefcase,car-chase,crime-ring,double-cross,espionage,shoot-out
- Country of Origin: USA (09-25-1998)
- Language: English