Director Charles Jarrott
Initial DVD release July 26, 2005
Genre crime, Thriller
Budget 10.6 million CAD
|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)
Similar Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987 film), Cleanskin (film), The Osterman Weekend (film)
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.
The amateur 1981 tv spot
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.
ReferencesThe Amateur (1981 film) Wikipedia
The Amateur (1981 film) IMDb The Amateur (1981 film) themoviedb.org