The Sunshine Patriot (1968)

Genres - Action, Drama, Spy Film  |   Sub-Genres - Unglamorized Spy Film  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Cliff Robertson essays a dual role in the made-for-TV Sunshine Patriot. He portrays a top secret agent as well as an American businessmen; both Robertsons are currently behind the Iron Curtain, both on "business." In order to evade a team of assassins and to smuggle valuable microfilm to the Good Guys, Robertson the spy switches passports and identities with Robertson the businessman. There are two points of particular interest in the moderately entertaining Sunshine Patriot. Donald Sutherland makes his American TV-movie debut in one of the many minor roles he essayed in his pre-MASH days. And, when Robertson goes to the opera in one sequence, we are treated to an extensive excerpt from the 1943 Universal Technicolor epic Phantom of the Opera.

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businessperson, secret-agent, espionage, identity-switch, disguise, hitman, microfilm, Iron-Curtain