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Safe House (1998)

A psychological thriller. Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the on-set of Alzheimer's ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Steven Stahl

Writers:

Eric Steven Stahl (story), John Schalter (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Mace Sowell
Kimberly Williams-Paisley ... Andi Travers (as Kimberly Williams)
Hector Elizondo ... Dr. Simon
Joy Kilpatrick Joy Kilpatrick ... Michelle Sowell-Ross
Craig Shoemaker ... Stuart Bittenbinder
James Harlow James Harlow ... Marc Ross
Richard Livingston ... Admiral Thomas Michelmore
Julia Vera ... Teresa
Brenda James ... Asthma Girl Interviewee (as Brenda Klemme)
Robert Lee Barry Robert Lee Barry ... Rocket Scientist Interviewee
Scott Zacky Scott Zacky ... Wise Guy Interviewee
Wayne Demaline Wayne Demaline ... 'Butch' The Redneck Interviewee
Hank Garrett ... Hitman / Postman
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Storyline

A psychological thriller. Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the on-set of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret information which implicates a Presidential front-runner, Mace struggles for his life while battling the debilitating effects of the disease.

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Taglines:

The less you know, the safer you are.

Genres:

Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az otthon biztonsága See more »

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Hank Garrett, who plays the mailman whose pen runs out of ink, played essentially the same role in Three Days of the Condor (1975). See more »

Goofs

When Mace is researching Alzheimer's Disease, it starts with a shot at the bottom of the bed and Mace's feet are in an Indian style crossed, the next shot you can see they are stretched out and crossed. See more »

Quotes

Andi: Here's the deal: no clothes, no mail.
Mace: No, here's the deal. I'll get my own mail, you go fuck yourself!
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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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The less you pre-know of the plot the more you'll enjoy this film
29 March 2000 | by Grandlk.See all my reviews

My one line summary is a reworking of the tag line "The less you know, the safer you are". Reading the original synopsis on IMDB gives too much away. If you haven't read it - don't. Just RUN to the store and rent this video. Be like me and don't read the synopsis on the box either. Just take my word for it and that of the anonymous author of the very well written comments that precede mine. This is a GREAT movie. It's witty, falling down funny, sad as blazes, suspenseful, and exciting. Stewart and Williams are dynamite together.


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