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Final Assignment (1980)

PG | | Drama, Thriller | March 1982 (USA)
Nicole is a broadcast journalist in Canada who is working on an assignment in the U.S.S.R. She is to oversee a visit by the prime minister but she finds a unethical experiment on children using the use of steroids.

Director:

Paul Almond

Writer:

Marc Rosen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Geneviève Bujold ... Nicole Thomson
Michael York ... Lyosha Petrov
Burgess Meredith ... Zak
Colleen Dewhurst ... Dr. Valentine Ulanova
Richard Gabourie Richard Gabourie ... Bowen
Len Doncheff ... Col. Kozlov
Alexandra Stewart ... Sam O'Donnell
Michelle Mostovoy ... Tasha
Septimiu Sever Septimiu Sever ... Buchinsky
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ... Richard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jeffrey Ladenheim Jeffrey Ladenheim ... Guitarist / Gypsy in Final Scene
Renato Trujillo Renato Trujillo ... Argentinian guerilla leader
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Storyline

Nicole is a broadcast journalist in Canada who is working on an assignment in the U.S.S.R. She is to oversee a visit by the prime minister but she finds a unethical experiment on children using the use of steroids.

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There is only one penalty for espionage. See more »

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Moscow Chronicle See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Budget:

CAD6,400,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Cinema One See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Red Square (Lennin's tomb) was recreated on an empty lot by the St. Lawrence seaway. Only the front of the tomb was built and the department store in the distant was a painted flat. See more »

Goofs

When Michael York falls off the footbridge and into the rapidly moving river it is quite obvious it is his stunt double. See more »

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Geneviève Bujold hits Red Square...watch out KGB!
6 June 2009 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

Poor film helped somewhat by terrific actors. Canadian reporter infiltrates Moscow to cover criminal trial of anti-Soviet dissident accused of espionage, getting involved in espionage herself after a prominent female doctor asks her to take Soviet medical reports to the West. In the lead, Geneviève Bujold gives this clumsily-written script all she's got: curious and cynical, she seems to come with a built-in b.s. detector. Michael York (with a shaky Russian accent) is the romantic Comrade who may or may not be on her side, Colleen Dewhurst is the enigmatic doctor who works at "the Institute". Perhaps cast because of her feisty work as a female doctor battling mysterious adversaries in "Coma", Bujold is asked to do a reprise here, however the budget and the brains of a good mystery story are sadly missing. *1/2 from ****


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