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The Package (25-Aug-1989)

Director: Andrew Davis

Writer: John Bishop

Music by: James Newton Howard

Producers: Beverly J. Camhe; Tobie Haggerty

Keywords: Thriller, Espionage, Cold War

Gene Hackman plays Johnny Gallagher, a Green Beret escorting political prisoner Thomas Boyette from West Berlin to the United States. Boyette escapes and then Gallagher finds himself accused of a murder and his prisoner actually part of much larger conspiracy to set him up as a patsy for the assassination of the U.S. President. Complicated but well-executed political thriller, with the unfortunate bad timing of being produced just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joanna Cassidy
Actor
2-Aug-1945   Snake-charmer in Blade Runner
Dennis Franz
Actor
28-Oct-1944   Det. Sipowicz on NYPD Blue
Pam Grier
Actor
26-May-1949   Blaxploitation queen, star of Jackie Brown
Gene Hackman
Actor
30-Jan-1930   The Conversation
John Heard
Actor
7-Mar-1945   The Pelican Brief
Tommy Lee Jones
Actor
15-Sep-1946   Men in Black
Kathryn Joosten
Actor
20-Dec-1939 2-Jun-2012 Karen McCluskey on Desperate Housewives
Harry Lennix
Actor
16-Nov-1964   Boyd Langton on Dollhouse

CAST

Gene Hackman   ...   Johnny Gallagher
Joanna Cassidy   ...   Eileen Gallagher
Tommy Lee Jones   ...   Thomas Boyette
Dennis Franz   ...   Milan Delich
Reni Santoni   ...   Chicago Police Lieutenant
Pam Grier   ...   Ruth Butler
Chelcie Ross   ...   Gen. Hopkins
Ron Dean   ...   Karl Richards
Kevin Crowley   ...   Walter Henke
Thalmus Rasulala   ...   Secret Service Commander
Marco St. John   ...   Marth
and
John Heard   ...   Col. Glen Whitacre
Nathan Davis   ...   Soviet Press Secretary
Joe Greco   ...   Gen. Carlson
Ike Pappas   ...   Himself
Michael Skewes   ...   MP
Johnny Lee Davenport   ...   MP
Juan Ramirez   ...   Thug
Miguel Nino   ...   Thug
Mik Scriba   ...   Thug
Joe Guzaldo   ...   Press Secretary Rogers
Michael Tomlinson   ...   Johnny's Field Soldier
Cody Glenn   ...   Johnny's Field Soldier
Harry Lennix   ...   Johnny's Field Soldier
Carlos Sanz   ...   Johnny's Field Soldier
Diane Timmerman   ...   Female Backpacker
Charles Mueller   ...   Male Backpacker
Wilhelm von Homburg   ...   West Berlin Police Lieutenant
Anatoly Davydov   ...   Soviet Colonel
William Musyka   ...   Soviet General
Gary Berkovich   ...   Soviet General
Allen Hamilton   ...   American General
Greg Noonan   ...   Command Post Commander
Harry Teinowitz   ...   Command Post Soldier
Don James   ...   Command Post Soldier
Gary Goldman   ...   Command Post Soldier
Katherine Lynch   ...   Henke's Wife
Mary Seibel   ...   Henke's Mother
Joe D. Lauck   ...   Sen. Bruce
Dick Cusack   ...   Secretary of State
Boris Leskin   ...   Soviet Foreign Minister
Danny Goldring   ...   Undercover Bum
Gregory Alan-Williams   ...   Col. Woods
Jack Kandel   ...   Soldier with Orders
Nick Kusenko   ...   Gen. Carlson's Aide
Tina Gloschenko   ...   Henke's Girlfriend
John Hardy   ...   Skycap
Henry Godinez   ...   Lockup Police Officer
Kathryn Joosten   ...   Waitress
Oksana Fedunszyn   ...   Eileen's Secretary
Ralph Foody   ...   Building Manager
Mike Bacarella   ...   Paramedic
Steve Barbro   ...   Hotel Police Officer
Eddie Bo Smith, Jr.   ...   Ft. Belvoir Duty MP
Greg Goossen   ...   Soldier in Provost Marshal's Office
Dennis Cockurm   ...   Computer Technician
Ivory Ocean   ...   Washington D.C. Police Officer
Metta Davis   ...   Washington D.C. Witness
Alex Ross   ...   Liquor Store Clerk
Will Zahrn   ...   Nazi Goon
Michael Gaylord James   ...   Nazi Goon
Nancy Baird   ...   Milan's Wife
Gene Barge   ...   Secret Service Agent
Walter Markley   ...   Secret Service Agent
Otto von Wernherr   ...   East German Army Lieutenant
Hilda McLean   ...   Old German Woman
Leon Samoilovich   ...   Soviet Security Agent
Dmitri Polytnsev   ...   Translator
Lana Berkovich   ...   Translator
John D'Amico   ...   Soviet General Secretary
Ray Allen   ...   United States President
Dr. Christine Cassel   ...   Speaker at Governor's Conference
Billy Bosco   ...   Milan's Son
Chad Smith   ...   Milan's Son
Phillip Prerost   ...   Hospital Police Officer
Jack Gold   ...   Governor

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