A fired CIA agent decides to get even with the organization by publishing a book which outlines years of dirty secrets. As a result of his actions, both the CIA and the KGB decide to do their best to prevent him from furthering his literary career.
Main Cast & Crew:
Ronald Neame - Director
- Format: DVD (Criterion Collection)
- Run Time: 104
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 715515202619
- Genre: Comedy
- Rating: R (MPAA)
- Release Date: August 2002
After an ex-CIA operative writes a revealing book about his experiences, he must consequently foil attempts that are then made on his life.
Budget estimate $4 million. Released in USA July 1980. Shot in Panavision.
"...Stylish, lighter-than-air....Beautifully played by [Matthau and Jackson]..." - 09/26/1980 New York Times, p.C6
"Director Ronald Neame's aim with HOPSCOTCH was to create a spy movie where no-one was so much as scratched, which he achieved by turning Brian Garfield's earnest novel into a light comedy." - 06/01/2008 Empire, p.155
"With its cosy confrontations and bureaucratic bunglers, it's the caper mirror-image of the 1970s conspiracy thriller..." - 07/01/2008 Sight and Sound, p.86