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Director  Charles Jarrott
Initial DVD release  July 26, 2005
Duration  
Country  Canada
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  crime, Thriller
Budget  10.6 million CAD
Language  English
The Amateur (1981 film) movie poster

Writer  Robert Littell, Diana Maddox
Release date  December 11, 1981 (Canada)February 12, 1982 (United States)
Cast  John Savage (Charles Heller), Christopher Plummer (Professor Lakos), Marthe Keller (Elisabeth), Arthur Hill (Brewer), Nicholas Campbell (Schraeger), George Coe (Rutledge)


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The Amateur is a 1981 Canadian crime/thriller film directed by Charles Jarrott with a screenplay by Robert Littell, which he then adapted into a novel of the same name. It stars John Savage and Christopher Plummer.

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Plot

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When his fiancée is murdered by terrorists, a CIA cryptographer blackmails his superiors into sending him on a field assignment into Czechoslovakia to assassinate those responsible. Once there, however, he discovers a web of deception underneath his fiancée's death.

Cast

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  • John Savage as Charles Heller
  • Christopher Plummer as Prof. Lakos
  • Marthe Keller as Elisabeth
  • Arthur Hill as Brewer
  • Jan Rubes as Kaplan
  • John Marley as Molton
  • Ed Lauter as Anderson
  • Filming locations

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  • Kleinburg, Ontario
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Oakville, Ontario
  • Valley Halla Estate, Scarborough, Ontario
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Recognition

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    1982 nominations:

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  • Genie Award for Best Achievement in Art Direction - Trevor Williams
  • Genie Award for Best Achievement in Overall Sound - Dennis Drummond, Wayne Griffin, Michael O'Farrell
  • Genie Award for Best Achievement in Sound Editing - Austin Grimaldi, Joe Grimaldi, Peter Shewchuk, Dino Pigat
  • Genie Award for Best Motion Picture - Garth Drabinsky, Joel B. Michaels
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actor - John Savage
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress - Marthe Keller
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role - Christopher Plummer
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role - Nicholas Campbell
  • Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Chapelle Jaffe
  • Genie Award for Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium - Diana Maddox

  • The Amateur (1981 film) Cineplexcom The Amateur

    The Amateur (1981 film) Cineplexcom The Amateur

    References

    The Amateur (1981 film) Wikipedia
    The Amateur (1981 film) IMDb The Amateur (1981 film) themoviedb.org