The Package (1989)
What’s that? You fancy seeing those perfectly craggy-faced and charismatic actors Gene Hackman and Tommy Lee Jones, going head-to-head as maverick army sergeants? Look absolutely no further. Sparkling with wit and heat, this film has also snow that is enough car chases to be a vital section of your Christmas time action watching (slotting nicely between real Lies and Die rough 1 and 2, demonstrably).
Gallagher (Hackman) is tasked with associated a prisoner from Germany towards the United States: Boyette (Jones) is a cheeky, disgraced ‘sergeant who keeps slugging officers’. Unfortunately, on the way Boyette begins a spiral that is downward of for Gallagher, who turns to their ex-wife (the enjoyably feisty Joanna Cassidy) and cop friend Dennis Franz for assistance. But once the United States and Soviet leaders get together to signal an anti-nuclear treaty, the plot thickens and Gallagher’s gang is in a competition against time indeed to stop a politically devastating assassination.
Loosely centered on genuine activities, this stars Ryan Philippe as Eric O’Neill, the FBI rookie assigned to shadow Robert Hanssen, a realtor whose goody two-shoes persona are at chances together with practice of offering American tips for intelligence that is russian. (more…)