Frederick Forsyth's Icon

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Frederick Forsyth's Icon ★★½ 2005 (PG-13)

Based on bestseller Frederick Forsyth's book Icon. Jason Monk (Swayze), an ex-CIA agent, comes out of retirement to save an entire country from the brink of ruin. Russian presidential candidate Igor Komarov (Bergin) promises his people a new Russia, but his plan is based on a secret “Black Manifesto” that lays a foundation for dictatorship and military rule, among other evils. Monk's also charged with seeking out Anatoli Grishin (Cross), an evil KGB officer whom Monk has a personal vendetta against. Forsyth fans may be disappointed by the many deviations from the book; breathtaking Russian scenery and some thrilling suspense may make up for it. 180m/C DVD . Patrick Swayze, Patrick Bergin, Michael York, Ben Cross, Annika Peterson, Jeff Fahey, Joss Ackland; D: Charles Martin Smith; W: Adam Armus, Nora Kay Foster; C: David Cannell; M: Daniel Licht. CABLE