Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this spy thriller, Gorenko (Max Von Sydow) is on the run from his Russian spymasters, and wants to defect. The Americans hide him in their Beirut embassy until they can sneak him into the States. Colonel Kesten (Chuck Connors) appears to be an American, but is actually a Russian double agent with orders to kill Gorenko. Their dangerous cat-and-mouse game continues until Kesten is revealed for what he is and is finally subdued. Chuck Connors' performance is one of the highlights of this film.
defector, espionage, infiltration, political-asylum, prison, Russian [nationality], wound [injury], agent [representative], asylum [mental hospital], capture, embassy, escape, Russia