#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Roy Parmenter is a veteran FBI agent who has spent the last 20 years trying to find the Russian agent who killed his partner whom he calls Scuba. When a couple of deep cover Russian agents are killed Parmenter thinks Scuba is the one doing it. The Russians who have received word from Scuba that if they want him to stop, they have to pay him. So they send a veteran Russian agent, Karpov to stop him. Parmenter was tasked with performing background checks on people applying for certain things requiring security clearance and when he comes across Jeffrey Grant who’s applying to the Air Force Academy, he discovers that his parents’ info is false. He also learns of Karpov coming into the country and suspects that he is here to stop Scuba and that Karpov went to the city where Jeffrey and his family live, so he decides to keep an eye on Jeffrey and his family.
Plot: Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he’s serious, he’s killing their agents one by one, including “sleepers,” agents under deep cover awaiting orders. Roy interviews a high school lad, Jeff Grant, an applicant to the Air Force Academy. In a routine background check, Roy discovers that Jeff’s parents are sleepers. He must see if Jeff is also a spy, confront the parents yet protect them, and catch his nemesis. Meanwhile, the Soviets have sent their own spy-catcher, the loner Karpov, to reel in Scuba. Alliances shift; it’s cat and mouse.
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“Shove this up your bladder, Boris.”
River Phoenix co-stars in this political thriller as “Jeff Grant”, an All-American teenager determined to enrol in the Air Force Academy to impress his parents. What he’s never known is that his dad and mom (Richard Jenkins, Caroline Kava) are in reality Soviet “sleeper” agents that have long been residents of the U.S. of A. FBI agent Roy Parmenter (Sidney Poitier) finds this out, and goes out of his way to befriend Jeff, hoping to expose the parents. But while this is going on, a renegade Soviet agent, “Scuba” (Richard Lynch), is busy eliminating sleepers in hopes of a payoff. The KGB sends one of their top men, Konstantin Karpov (Richard Bradford), to apprehend Scuba.
“Little Nikita” is directed competently enough by actor / filmmaker Richard Benjamin (“My Favourite Year”), but it’s almost defeated by an utterly lousy script, credited to John Hill and Bo Goldman. It has barely a believable moment, but, to be fair, the incredible absurdity of the dialogue and scenes is good for some laughs. Poitier does give the movie some life with a lively and jokey performance; he’s amusing, helping to smooth over a lot of those rough spots. Phoenix is good as the kid who’s confronted with this truth about his folks that seems impossible to swallow. In fact, it’s this excellent cast (also including Jerry Hardin as Poitiers’ superior, Loretta Devine as a guidance counsellor who gets into bed with Poitier, and a briefly seen Lucy Deakins as Jeffs’ girlfriend) that makes this preposterous movie as entertaining as it is. It really goes off the rails towards the end, with a priceless climax that turns the parents into action heroes! This is followed by more nonsense – a standoff on a trolley, a denouement on a border crossing.
Somewhat fun on a no-brainer level, but Phoenix’s next picture, “Running on Empty”, about another average American kid forced to deal with an unpleasant reality about his folks, is superior.
Six out of 10.
Stupid movie with two great actors
“Little Nikita” is just another thriller with one difference. It has two great actors: Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix. Poitier is great actor and I have to say that R.Phoenix was that too. Phoenix is great in this role and he really showed bags of abilities. It is petty that we can’t watch Phoenix brothers together on screen today.
So story of this movie is pretty messed up. There is lot of going on but I just don’t have the felling that there is right connection with everything and that director Benjamin did his job well. His filming is like we’re watching B movie with two star actors (what it is). There is particularly one scene that I disliked: when River almost hits the camera, in that scene in a living room when he’s with his parents and Russian Konstantin is on the phone. Why this wasn’t cut, I don’t know. One thing that I also didn’t liked is that again the whole story is about Americans and Russians. About Russian spies and agents who are bad and American FBI agents who are all of course good.
I have nothing to recommend, you really don’t have to watch this movie. I just watched it because of late River Phoenix. Actually he’s the only reason why you should decide to watch this movie ever.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Drama, Thriller
Director Richard Benjamin
Writer John Hill, Bo Goldman, Tom Musca
Actors Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix, Richard Jenkins
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Lenses and Panaflex Camera by Panavision
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,660 m (1989) (Finland)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm