Final Assignment (1980)
Directed by Paul Almond
Genres - Spy Film | Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Adventure Drama | Release Date - Oct 1, 1980 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 101 min. | Countries - Canada | MPAA Rating - PG
Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
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.
experiment, captive, captor, Cold-War, drugs, escape, espionage, girl, journalism, KGB, smuggling