Ronin (1998)

Genres - Mystery, Drama, Action, Adventure, Spy Film, Crime, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Chase Movie, Unglamorized Spy Film  |   Release Date - Sep 23, 1998 (USA - Unknown), Sep 25, 1998 (USA)  |   Run Time - 121 min.  |   Countries - France, United Kingdom, United States  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

John Frankenheimer directed this $20 million international action thriller from a screenplay by Richard Weisz (pseudonym for David Mamet) and J.D. Zeik. In Paris, Irish organizer Deidre (Natascha McElhone) assembles a team to grab a mysterious briefcase from criminals. They are never told who hired them or the true identity of their targets. The hired specialists: Former CIA officer Sam (Robert De Niro), former Euro intelligence agent Vincent (Jean Reno), German electronics expert Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard), driver Larry (Skip Sudduth), and British weapons wrangler Spence (Sean Bean). After a Seine shootout, the action moves to the South of France, with a recon mission in Cannes, and a chase that brings everyone to Nice. Inevitable betrayals ensue, along with more pursuits.



briefcase, car-chase, Cold-War, crime-ring, double-cross, espionage, shoot-out


High Budget, High Production Values