The Osterman Weekend

TitleThe Osterman Weekend
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1983
Series DirectorPeckinpah, Sam
Running Time1h 43min
Date Released11/04/1983
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

Based on the 1972 novel of the same title by Robert Ludlum, The Osterman Weekend  is an American suspense thriller film about late Cold War tensions. The film plot follows an outspoken television personality, John Tanner (Rutger Hauer), who has an annual tradition of going away with three college buddies. However, when Tanner is informed that these friends – Bernard Osterman (Craig T. Nelson), Richard Tremayne (Dennis Hopper) and Joseph Cardone (Chris Sarandon) – are part of a Soviet spy network, it adds considerable conflict to their getaway, a tension heightened by an enigmatic CIA agent named Lawrence Fassett (John Hurt), who has unclear motives.

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