Director Sam Peckinpah's final film is certainly not among his best, but it is interesting nonetheless. Based loosely on an espionage thriller by Robert Ludlum, the film stars Hauer as influential television talk-show host John Tanner, who is drafted by CIA agent Fassett (Hurt) to help
expose his college buddies (Sarandon, Hopper, and Nelson) as Russian spies. The moment of truth will occur at an annual get-together dubbed the "Osterman Weekend" when Tanner's friend Bernard Osterman (Nelson) began the tradition. This year, the outing is at Tanner's house, and agent Fassett has
outfitted the grounds with state-of-the-art video surveillance equipment so that he can m...