Little Nikita

TitleLittle Nikita
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1988
AuthorsBenjamin, Richard
Date Released18 March 1988
DistributorColumbia Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication LanguageEnglish

An All-American teenager who wants to join the Air Force discovers his parents are Soviet spies in this late Cold War espionage thriller. With excellent performances from a top-notch cast, Little Nikita is a fast-paced suspense thriller in the tradition of classic Hitchcock.


River Phoenix: Jeff Grant / Nikita

Sidney Poitier: Roy Parmenter

Richard Jenkins: Richard Grant / Mikhail

Carolina Kava: Elizabeth Grant / Elisabeth

Richard Bradford: Konstantin Karpov

Richard Lynch: Scuba

Loretta Devine: Verna McLaughlin

Lucy Deakins: Barbara Kerry

Jerry Hardin: Brewer

Albert Fortell: Bunin

Robert Madrid: Sgt. Leathers


Director: Richard Benjamin; Producers: Harry Gittes and Art Levinson; Written by: Bo Goldman and John Hill; Music: Marvin Hamlisch; Cinematography: László Kovács; Edited by: Jacqueline Cambas; Production company: Columbia Pictures.


Thriller, Suspense, Espionage

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