No Way Out

Synopsis: Tom Farrell is a navy officer who gets posted at the Pentagon and is to report to the secretary of defense David Brice. He starts an affair with Susan Atwell not knowing that she is Brice's mistress. When Susan is found dead, Tom is assigned to the case of finding the killer who is believed to be a KGB mole! Tom could soon become a suspect when a Polaroid negative of him was found at Susan's place. He now has only a few hours to find the killer before the computer regenerates the photo.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Roger Donaldson
Production: HBO Video
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

No more.

Is that supposed

to scare me?

- Don't be a wiseass!

- Just take it easy.

Commander Farrell's trying

to lay it out for us.

Why don't you two guys

just knock it off.

How did you actually meet

the Secretary of Defense?

I was introduced to him by Pritchard.

I met him when I was in college.

- Pritchard?

- Yeah, Scott Pritchard!


General Counsel for

the Secretary of Defense.

You got it? Is that good enough?

Look, you know this already.

When's he gonna come

out from behind here?

- Yes, sir.

- Got it.

Good evening, sir.

Get that limo out of here.

- Hi.

- Move that car.

Thank you.

Lucky it's not a bullshit detector

or else none of us would get in.

- How are you, Scott?

- Hi, Tom. How are you?

- Fine.

- You look great.

Thank you. Thank you.

And thank you for the invitation.

I'm not used to hanging

out in places like this.

But I suspect you'd like to.

I take it you'd like to join our staff.

That was the purpose

of the note, wasn't it?

Well it wasn't a note,

it was a Christmas card.

And as I recall, the message was:

"Merry Christmas. "

Yes, thank you very much.

David, Scott is here.

Come on. I want to introduce

you to someone.

- Hello.

- Scott, how nice to see you.

- Nice to see you.

- Thank you.

- Scott, how are you?

- Hello.

Secretary Bryce, this is Commander

Farrell, the officer I mentioned.

You'll recall he's had experience on

the joint staff and naval intelligence.

Pleased to meet you, sir.

Everyone I know is looking forward to

serving under you for another term.

You must have a very

limited acquaintanceship.

- Tom and I were in college together.

- Good.

He has great warmth.

- He's a genius.

- Oh?

The normal rules don't apply.

You know, some people think

you're really the brains.

Do they?

Is that supposed to flatter me?

He's the most extraordinary

person I've ever met in my life.

If it came to it,

I'd lay down my life for him.

Is that a job requirement?

Ladies and gentlemen,

it certainly was fantastic having

the President here this evening.

And I'm sure you'll all agree we can

look forward to a fine four years.

So let's continue to keep our inaugural

hair down with some more music.

Let's do it right now.

All right? Come on.


All right.

If you want to look down my dress,

you should grow a few inches.

- Wanna dance?

- The twist? No, thank you.

Well, we don't

have to twist.

- No meant no.

- "No" wasn't a figure of speech?


- You're pretty impressed with me.

- No.

Yes, you are.

Stoli, straight up.

So I was impressed.

- Yeah. Want a drink?

- Same.

Make it two.

You one of them?

- One of who?

- These hypocrites, all fat and shiny

gearing up for another four years

of ramming it to the rest of us.

- Are you one of them?

- No.

I'll bet you are.

You're pretty cynical.

Adequate to the occasion.

We have a potential nausea

situation building here.

- Let's get out of here.

- My date's not gonna like that much.

But what the hell.

His wife will be delighted.

Is this something

we should talk about?


- Where would you like to go?

- Show us the monuments.

- What's your name?

- Bill.

How you doing, Bill?

You wanna shut the slide?

- Sure.

- Sorry, Bill.

My name's Tom.

I'm Susan.

We're here.

- Is this your apartment?

- No, no.

I have a key to my apartment.

- It better be good.

- We need your bed.

Nina, Tom. Tom, Nina.

There's a limousine downstairs, okay.

There's booze in my pantry,

the refrigerator's full of food.

Susan, why don't you

go to your own place?

Because it's just one of those things.

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