Little Nikita (1988)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Paranoid Thriller, Unglamorized Spy Film  |   Release Date - Mar 18, 1988 (USA)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Jeff Grant (River Phoenix) is a San Diego teen who discovers his father Richard (Richard Jenkins) and mother Elizabeth Grant) are KGB agents. When he applies to the Air Force Academy, a routine FBI check leads to the shocking news. Soon the suburb of Fountain Grove becomes the focus of international agents and espionage. FBI agent Roy Parmenter (Sidney Poitier) helps Jeff absorb the shock and he battles KGB agent Konstantin Karpov (Richard Bradford) in a race to capture the Soviet agents. The excellent performances from Poitier and Phoenix are the highlight of this feature.

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agent [representative], double-agent, dysfunctional, espionage, family, family-secrets, investigator, life-choices, love-choices, political-intrigue, renegade, self-discovery, teenagers