Movie: The Osterman Weekend
This cold-war spy thriller from 1983 has a lot going for it, but unfortunately a lot going against it as well. The last film directed by Sam Peckinpah, from a novel by Robert Ludlum, with some pretty big-name stars, this film should have been teriffic, and parts of it were. Unfortunately, the film was uneven. While there was plenty of heart-pounding excitement, there were some lulls that made the viewer lose interest, and it never quite kept up to it's promise, although it still deserves a watch.
The host of a TV expose show hosts a weekend for a group of friends every year. They call them "Ostermans" after one of the friends. When the C.I.A. informs him that the friends are really a cell of Soviet agents, and offers proof in the form of a video surveillance tape, he agrees to allow his home to be bugged. What he doesn't know is that the conspiracy is not exactly what was reported to him, and the C.I.A. agent has his own agenda.
The female stars did some nice nudity, with the exception of Meg Foster. Clearly, her intent was not to do nudity, but in fact, if you look carefully, you'll see she did show a nipple in a few frames of the "dressing" scene. You couldn't really see it in motion, but it showed up clearly in the frame-by-frame.
Video clips from this movie
November 18th, 2010