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The Osterman Weekend

3 Ratings: 3.0
A 1983 action-drama film directed by Sam Peckinpah.

A T.V. personality looking forward to a weekend reunion party with several of his closest friends is presented with some rather exceptional information. He is told by the C.I.A. that his companions are Soviet agents. Will he trust his friends and betray … see full wiki

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Genre: Mystery
Release Date: 1983
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about The Osterman Weekend
review by . May 14, 2009
Sam Peckinpah's last hurrah behind the camera.
The Osterman Weekend is Sam Peckinpah's last film. Years of drug abuse (alcohol, pills etc..) took a devastating toll on the legendary film maker. Desperate for work, he took an uncredited second unit directing job with his buddy Don Siegal's swan song JINXED. He finally got the chance to direct a movie when he was given the job to try and adapt the complex and layered espionage spy thriller The Osterman Weekend. Not pleased with trying to bring to life a novel he really didn't care …
review by . February 02, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: If you like plot driven stories where plot is all, here you go.      Cons: Hello, acting, where did you go Hello, acting?      The Bottom Line: If you want a way into the odd world Sam Peckinpah created via his work, this is the film.  Otherwise, plot must be all since the acting sucked.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Sam Peckinpah is legendary for bringing a level of violence …
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