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  • Greatest Spy Movies Round 1: The Eiger Sanction v. Funeral in Berlin

    The Eiger Sanction

    Dr. Jonathan Hemlock, professor of art and expert mountaineer, is a long retired government assassin called upon to return to work for two more "sanctions," a euphemism for assassinations. He has used the considerable fortune he made from previous sanctions to amass a small but impressive art collection, primarily made up of stolen pieces smuggled into the U.S. from Europe.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eiger_Sanction_(film)


    FUNERAL IN BERLIN

    A British agent is sent to Berlin to receive a Communist defector, but the true situation turns out to be rather more complicated.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060437/
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    The Eiger Sanction
    37.74%
    20
    Funeral in Berlin
    62.26%
    33

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  • #2
    Michael Caine as the anti hero British spy...unbeatable.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Post Captain View Post
      Michael Caine as the anti hero British spy...unbeatable.
      Indeed, and to me Eiger Sanction wasn't really 'spyish' enough to compete against it.
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      • #4
        Again...gotta love Michael Caine's body of work...
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Post Captain View Post
          Michael Caine as the anti hero British spy...unbeatable.
          Originally posted by Arthwys View Post
          Indeed, and to me Eiger Sanction wasn't really 'spyish' enough to compete against it.
          Originally posted by cst784 View Post
          Again...gotta love Michael Caine's body of work...
          I agree with my three friends. Berlin for me.
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          • #6
            Micheal Caine it is for me too...!

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            • #7
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              • #8
                Michael Caine, the anti-establishment spy.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Post Captain View Post
                  Michael Caine as the anti hero British spy...unbeatable.
                  Agreed
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                  • #10
                    I'm going with The Eiger Sanction just for the name of the protagonist. Jonathan Hemlock. How do you top that for a spy?

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                    • #11
                      I've always liked Caine as an actor. He plays the perfect spy in his roles. Just watched Bullet To Bejing the other night - another great example of his ability to play such a role.
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                      • #12
                        Round one is closed. Round 2 to begin within 48 hours.
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