Hopscotch 1980
Veteran CIA spy Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau) still operates the old way, succeeding in his missions while observing such polite rules of espionage as refusing to arrest or liquidate without cause opposite numbers like Russian agent Yaskov (Herbert Lom). This infuriates petty bureaucrat-turned spy manager Myerson (Ned Beatty), who demotes Kendig to desk duty. Miles' response is instantaneous: with the help of Viennese girlfriend Isobel von Shonenberg (Glenda Jackson), he hides his agency file, takes a typewriter and goes on the lam, serializing a proposed book on the CIA's most shameful episodes of the last 30 years, and gleefully naming names as he does it. He sends his expose' chapter by chapter to interested parties in spy agencies across the globe. A furious and flabbergasted Myerson pits Cutter (Sam Waterston), Kendig's best student, against him, but to no avail - Kendig outmaneuvers them all with sportsmanlike ease.

Director: Ronald Neame
Actors: Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, Herbert Lom
Country: USA
Genre: Adventure, Comedy

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 01:45:29 | 7.54 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: English

• Video introduction featuring interviews with director Ronald Neame and novelist and screenwriter Brian Garfield (21:50)
• Original theatrical trailer and teaser
• The original television audio track, remixed for family viewing, presented as an alternate audio track

Download Hopscotch (1980) DVD9 Criterion Collection:


BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:44:43 | 22.2 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Deutsch
Subtitles: none

• Trailers
• Image gallery

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