Final Assignment (1980)

Genres - Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 101 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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In this complex spy caper, Nicole (Genevieve Bujold) is a Canadian broadcast journalist working on assignment in the former U.S.S.R. She is there to cover a visit by the Canadian prime minister, but along the way she discovers an unethical experimentation on children involving the use of steroids. She is also involved in smuggling out a girl for emergency brain surgery and develops a romantic liaison with Lyosha (Michael York), a bureaucrat in the Soviet press corps. A Jewish businessman she knows just happens to be in Russia, and she asks him to help her in the smuggling attempt.

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experiment, captive, captor, Cold-War, drugs, escape, espionage, girl, journalism, KGB, smuggling