Final Assignment

views updated

Final Assignment ★ The Moscow Chronicle 1980

A Canadian TV reporter agrees to smuggle a dissident Soviet scientist's ill granddaughter out of Russia for treatment along with a videotape docu menting tragic experiments on children with steroids. She manages to evade the KGB while carrying on with a Russian press officer, and enlists the support of a Jewish fur trader. Location shooting in Canada instead of Russia is just one pitfall of this production. 101m/C VHS . CA Genevieve Bujold, Michael York, Burgess Meredith, Colleen Dewhurst; D: Paul Almond.