Monday, March 14, 2016

Jack Strong 2014

     This film is based on the true story of a man spying for the United States in the Soviet Union between 1972 and 1981.  Polish army colonel Ryszard Kuklinski is involved in planning the maneuvers of the Warsaw Pact military forces.  He has access to top-secret information and documents.  The Americans are planning a nuclear counterattack in Poland and he works with the CIA to prevent this attack on his home country.  As soon as he begins down this path he and his family members are in constant danger of torture and death.
     When the Soviets realize there is a mole at the top of their organization, there is a big push to find out who is informing.  It becomes very intense when Ryszard sends an urgent message to the CIA that he and his family must be removed from danger.  His wife and two sons have no idea he is a spy.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

128 min, Action directed by Wladlyslaw Pasikowski with Marcin Dorocinski, Maja Ostaszewska, Patrick Wilson, Dimitri Bilov, Dagmara Dominczyk, Oleg Maslennikov, Krzysztof Pieczynski, Miroslaw Baka.

Note:  Imdb 7.2 out of 10, 77% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.3* out of 5* with 54 reviews.
Special Note:  This movie was filmed in Warsaw, Legnica, Gdanski, Poland, Moscow, Russia and Washington DC.  Patrick Wilson is married to Dagmara Dominczyk, she plays the role of CIA Operative Sue in this film and they have two children.

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