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No Way Out

Top Oz director Roger Donaldson warmed up for his US big break (Cocktail, of course) with this Pentagon thriller starring not only Kevin Costner but also Sean Young. Fortunately, offsetting that are Gene Hackman and a rather nifty twist-strewn plot, so fair’s fair, and late-’80s nostalgics will love the suspense of the final scenes, where Costner races to clear his name against a pre-Photoshop picture-enhancing computer, an update of that bit in Call Northside 777 where a crucial photograph takes ages to be transmitted down a wire, line by line, in a 1995 dialup style.

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