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Hopscotch (10-Oct-1980)

Director: Ronald Neame

Writers: Brian Garfield; Bryan Forbes

From novel by: Brian Garfield

Music Adapted and Conducted by: Ian Fraser

Producers: Edie Landau; Ely Landau

Keywords: Comedy, Thriller, Espionage

CIA agent Miles Kendig receives a reprimand and reassignment to a desk job after he deliberately (and with good reason) permits a known KGB agent to walk away. He considers the reassignment as de facto retirement and commences writing his tell-all memoir, to the great consternation of intelligence agencies in several countries. Kendig adeptly uses his skills to skip around the globe, leaving a deliberate trail for CIA to follow. Very enjoyable, with Matthau in a perfect role.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Baker
1-Apr-1931 7-Oct-2011 Ruth Rendell Mysteries
Ned Beatty
6-Jul-1937   Deliverance
Severn Darden
9-Nov-1929 27-May-1995 Second City
Anne Haney
4-Mar-1934 26-May-2001 Mrs. Doubtfire
Glenda Jackson
9-May-1936   British MP, won Oscar for A Touch of Class
Herbert Lom
11-Sep-1917 27-Sep-2012 Chief Inspector Dreyfus
Walter Matthau
1-Oct-1920 1-Jul-2000 Messy half of the Odd Couple
Sam Waterston
15-Nov-1940   Asst DA Jack McCoy on Law & Order


Walter Matthau   ...   Kendig
Glenda Jackson   ...   Isobel
Sam Waterston   ...   Cutter
Herbert Lom   ...   Yaskov
Ned Beatty   ...   Myerson
David Matthau   ...   Ross
George Baker   ...   Westlake
Ivor Roberts   ...   Ludlum
Lucy Saroyan   ...   Carla
Severn Darden   ...   Maddox
George Pravda   ...   Saint Breheret
Jacquelyn Hyde   ...   Realtor
Mike Gwilym   ...   Alfie
Terry Beaver   ...   Tobin
Ray Charleson   ...   Clausen
Christopher Driscoll   ...   Policeman #1
Michael Cronin   ...   Policeman #2
Ray Sampson   ...   Police Sergeant
Douglas Dirkson   ...   Follett
Ann Haney   ...   Mrs. Myerson
Shan Wilson   ...   Spy in Oktoberfest
Randy Patrick   ...   Mechanic
Joe Dorsey   ...   Security Guard
Candice Howard   ...   Maddox's Receptionist
Susan McShayne   ...   Cocktail Waitress
Yolanda King   ...   Coffee Shop Manager
Antony Carrick   ...   Salesman in Electric Shop
Osman Ragheb   ...   CIA Telephone Technician
Roland Fröhlich   ...   Border Guard
Jeremy Young   ...   Immigration Officer
Sally Nesbitt   ...   Telephone Operator
Susan Engel   ...   Westlake's Receptionist
Joanna McCallum   ...   Bookshop Cashier
Laura Whyte   ...   Myerson's Secretary
Larry Larson   ...   FBI Technician
Seab Worthy   ...   FBI Man
Danny Covington   ...   Bellman
Richard Moore   ...   Seaplane Pilot
Philip Voss   ...   Helicopter Pilot
Debra Hook   ...   Band Singer
The Silversmith Band   ...   Disco Group
Allan Cuthbertson   ...   Chartermain


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