GenreAction, Crime, Drama Music directorJames Newton Howard WriterJohn Bishop LanguageEnglish
Release dateAugust 25, 1989 (1989-08-25) CastGene Hackman (Sgt. Johnny Gallagher), Joanna Cassidy (Eileen Gallagher), Tommy Lee Jones (Thomas Boyette), John Heard (Col. Glen Whitacre), Dennis Franz (Lt. Milan Delich), Pam Grier (Ruth Butler) Similar moviesMad Max: Fury Road, John Wick, Blackhat, Salt, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Loft
TaglineHe's one man racing against time to stop the most explosive conspiracy in history.
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The Package is a 1989 political thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Gene Hackman, Joanna Cassidy and Tommy Lee Jones. Set during the Cold War, the film portrays an assassination conspiracy within both the U.S. and Soviet militaries. The Americans and Soviets are about to sign a disarmament treaty to completely eliminate nuclear weapons, but elements within each country's military are vehemently opposed to such a plan and determined to stop it at all costs. Roger Ebert awarded the film three stars out of four, calling it "smarter than most thrillers".
Gene Hackman stars as Johnny Gallagher, a Special Forces Master Sergeant in the United States Army who is assigned to escort a prisoner, an Army deserter named Thomas Boyette (Tommy Lee Jones), from West Berlin back to the United States. When Boyette escapes, Gallagher pursues him and discovers that Boyette is actually a professional assassin hired to kill the leader of the Soviet Union (clearly resembling Mikhail Gorbachev) after a meeting in Chicago with the President of the United States. Gallagher is joined by his ex-wife Eileen (Joanna Cassidy), a lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General Corps of the U.S. Army, and Chicago police Lt. Milan Delich (Dennis Franz).
Gene Hackman as U.S. Army Master Sergeant Johnny Gallagher
Joanna Cassidy as U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Eileen Gallagher
Tommy Lee Jones as Thomas Boyette / Walter Henke
John Heard as U.S. Army Colonel Glen Whitacre
Dennis Franz as Chicago Police Lieutenant Milan Delich
Pam Grier as U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Ruth Butler
Reni Santoni as Chicago Police lieutenant
Ron Dean as Karl Richards
Ike Pappas as himself
Carlos Sanz as Johnny's Field Soldier
Cody Glenn as Johnny's Field Soldier
Harry Lennix as Johnny's Field Soldier
Chelcie Ross as Gen. Hopkins
Nathan Davis as Mikhail Gorbachev
Anatoly Davidov as Russian Colonel
Marco St. John as Marth
The Package holds a 64% "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 14 reviews.
The film was first released on VHS by Orion Home Video in 1989. It was re-released by MGM Home Entertainment in 1999, under the MGM Movie Time series. The film was finally released on DVD on January 18, 2000.