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"Sometimes a hero doesn't carry a gun."
  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 5.4  (542)

Deadline, released in 1987, is a crime thriller directed by Nathaniel Gutman and starring Christopher Walken, Hywel Bennett, and Marita Marschall. The movie explores the dark and dangerous world of investigative journalism and the lengths that journalists will go to uncover the truth. The plot of Deadline revolves around Don Stevens (Christopher Walken), a veteran journalist who is struggling to find a big story that will put him back in the game. He discovers that a wealthy businessman named James Preston (Joss Ackland) is involved in illegal arms trading and decides to investigate the story further.

As Don delves deeper into the story, he uncovers a web of corruption and deceit that puts his life in danger. He teams up with a young journalist named Patty Sundstrom (Marita Marschall), who is eager to prove herself in the cutthroat world of investigative journalism.

Together, Don and Patty follow leads and interview sources, putting their careers and their lives on the line in the pursuit of the truth. As they get closer to the heart of the story, they realize that their own bosses may be involved in the cover-up.

Meanwhile, a hitman named Kellogg (Hywel Bennett) is hired to silence Don and Patty before they can uncover the full extent of the conspiracy. Kellogg is a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to complete his mission, and Don and Patty are forced to fight for their lives as they try to bring the truth to light.

The movie is a tense and gripping thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. Walken delivers a strong performance as the jaded journalist who is willing to risk everything for a chance at redemption. Marschall is equally impressive as the young reporter who is full of enthusiasm and idealism.

Bennett gives a chilling performance as the hitman who is always lurking in the shadows, waiting for his chance to strike. The supporting cast includes Joss Ackland as the shady businessman and Imogen Stubbs as Don's estranged wife.

The movie is set in London and features some stunning shots of the city, which add to the gritty and realistic feel of the film. The pacing is excellent, with the tension building steadily throughout the movie until it reaches a thrilling climax.

Overall, Deadline is an excellent thriller that showcases the talents of its cast and director. It is a must-see for fans of Christopher Walken, as well as anyone who enjoys a gripping and suspenseful crime drama.

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    1 hr 40 min
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    5.4  (542)