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Plot: Navy Lt. Tom Farrell meets a young woman, Susan Atwell , and they share a passionate fling. Farrell then finds out that his superior, Defense Secretary David Brice, is also romantically involved with Atwell. When the young woman turns up dead, Farrell is put in charge of the murder investigation. He begins to uncover shocking clues about the case, but when details of his encounter with Susan surface, he becomes a suspect as well.
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Counting down the hours for some self investigation.
No Way Out is directed by Roger Donaldson and adapted to screenplay by Robert Garland from the novel “The Big Clock” written by Kenneth Fearing. It stars Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton, George Dzundza and Howard Duff. Music is by Maurice Jarre and cinematography by John Alcott.
Already filmed impressively as The Big Clock in 1948, Fearing’s ingenious source material gets a shift to a Pentagon backdrop and still comes out a winner. Putting their own spin on the central story, that of a man finding he is investigating “himself” during a murder enquiry, the makers unfurl a labyrinthine plot that keeps up the suspense quota right to the very end.
In true noir style, the story is crammed with double bluffs, deceit, sex and death, with the added ingredient of politico intrigue to spice things still further. Cast are led superbly by Costner and Hackman, though Young is a bit too dull an actress to really put fire into the key femme role, and Alcott makes great use of the real Washington locations to bring visual authenticity to the story’s setting.
Jarre’s score is hokey sounding and doesn’t sit right with the dramatics on show, while the big reveal at the finale is still as divisive today as it was back on the film’s release, but this is still a fine example of a film noir remake that really works for the neo-noir loving crowd. 8/10
Life in DC and The Pentagon during the mid-80s
RELEASED IN 1987 and directed by Roger Donaldson, “No Way Out” is a political drama/thriller starring Keven Costner as a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy who falls in love with a woman of dubious morality (Sean Young) and is thrust into a cover-up/witch hunt after a tragedy. Gene Hackman plays his “boss” at the Pentagon, the Secretary of Defense, while Will Patton appears as the Secretary’s loyal and diligent assistant.
This remake of 1948’s “The Big Clock” makes great use of Washington DC & surrounding area (e.g. Arlington) with sweet opening and closing aerial views. The Pentagon is a focal point with much of the drama taking place in that iconic building. There’s a worthy surprise in the plot so pay attention.
Roger Ebert overrated this movie in 1987, giving it a perfect rating. The first half is a great setup, but the second half is merely okay and sometimes comes off as a TV production, verging on amateurish (you’ll see what I mean). The photo that the computer slowly materializes is a particularly quaint element; and the distinctly 80’s score doesn’t help.
Still, there’s enough good here to make “No Way Out” worth checking out if it sounds appealing to you. Although Hackman is almost wasted in a role where he is relegated to sitting around looking concerned, Patton’s passionate work makes up for it; Costner and Young too.
THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour, 54 minutes and was shot in DC, Virginia (Arlington & Alexandria), Maryland (Annapolis) and the Toronto airport. WRITERS: Kenneth Fearing (novel) and Robert Garland (screenplay).
Excellent Thriller even When You See for the Fourth Time
In Washington, the Defense Secretary David Brice (Gene Hackman) has a political dispute with Senator William ‘Billy’ Duvall (Howard Duff) about the project of a submarine. He asks his adviser Scott Pritchard (Will Patton) to invite the Navy Lieutenant Commander Tom Farrell (Kevin Costner), who has become a national hero after rescuing a sailor during a storm, to join his team. Farrell meets Susan Atwell (Sean Young) in a party and they have a torrid love affair. Farrell learns that Susan is Brice’s mistress but he falls in love with her. They spend a weekend together and when they return to Susan’s apartment, Brice rings the bell. The upset Farrell leaves the apartment and sees Brice waiting for Susan. Brice has an argument with Susan and pushes her from the balcony. She falls on a glass table and dies. Brice panics and reports the accident to Pritchard. However, the Machiavellian chief of staff accuses the imaginary Soviet mole Yuri of murdering Susan. Farrell is assigned to lead the investigations to find the identity of Yuri, and gets in serious situation with the presence of witnesses of his weekend with Susan and the regeneration of a Polaroid photo that was found in Susan’s apartment.
“No Way Out” is an excellent thriller of the 80’s even when you see it for the fourth time. The impact of course is reduced, since the plot has one of the most unexpected conclusions, with a twist in the very end that was the motive of several discussions with friends, but it is still a great film. This is one of the best roles of Kevin Costner and Sean Young is incredibly beautiful and sensual. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): “Sem Saída” (“No Way Out”)
This is one of the best thrillers I ever saw
I didn’t see this when it came out in 1987 which is just as well because I really enjoyed seeing it the other night. It’s a political thriller with Gene Hackman as David Brice, U.S. Secretary of Defense. Brice employs the kind of political machinations usually seen in corrupt congresspersons as he tries to wiggle his way out of a terrible jam. At his side is the particularly sleazy sociopathic Scott Pritchard (Will Patton) who defends his boss with true devotion.
Okay what makes this so good? I mean Sean Young is to die for pretty of course and Kevin Costner is just the kind of guy few women can resist. So we’ve got good eye candy, but what makes “No Way Out” head and shoulders above almost all other thrillers is the oh so ingenious plot. Yes the plot in this movie is very clever—some might say too clever, especially the ending which some viewers may feel is unlikely or tacked on. It is a doozy of an ending and it follows some mesmerizing twists and turns along the way. I found most of them plausible, and I think the only thing wrong with the ending was Kevin Costner’s accent! The screen play was adapted from Kenneth Fearing’s novel “The Big Clock” which I haven’t read. There was also a movie with the same title from 1948 starring Ray Milland, Maureen O’Sullivan, and Charles Laughton. I do know that while “No Way Out” is about the Pentagon and the intrigue centers around the secretary of defense and a naval officer, Commander Tom Farrell (Costner) “The Big Clock” was about a publishing tycoon. Apparently what is the same is some kind of similar action removed from the backdrops.
I find most thrillers have too many plot holes and implausibilities while relying too heavily on action and chase scenes, car crashes, etc. Here most of the chase scenes are on foot. What made me decide to take a look at this was to see the young Sean Young again. Who could forget all the close-ups of her face in “Blade Runner” (1982).
By the way, the title “No Way Out” is especially apt since it really does look like neither Brice nor Farrell have any way out. The plot is that diabolical.
–Dennis Littrell, author of “Dennis Littrell’s True Crime Companion”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Director Roger Donaldson
Writer Kenneth Fearing (novel), Robert Garland (screen story), Robert Garland (screenplay)
Actors Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, Sean Young, Will Patton
Production Company Orion Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 3,144 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm