- SKU: 4741024
- Release Date: 08/20/2002
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Ratings & Reviews
- High definition digital transfer, enhanced for widescreen tvs
- Video introduction featuring interviews with director Ronald Neame and writer Brian Garfield
- Optional broadcast tv audio track for family viewing
- Original theatrical trailer and teaser
- English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
- Optimal image quality:
- RSDL dual-layer edition
Walter Matthau plays a CIA agent who's been confined by office politics to a desk job. The disgruntled Matthau quits the service and heads to Europe, where he links up with former lover (an fellow ex-agent) Glenda Jackson. All goes smoothly until Matthau acts on the advice of yet another retired agent, Russian Herbert Lom, who suggests that Matthau write a tell-all autobiography. Spitefully, Matthau sends out copies of his first chapter to the heads of the CIA agencies throughout the world--and from that point on, he and Jackson don't have a moment's peace. This delights Matthau: now that all of his former colleagues are chasing after him, he has a reason to get up in the morning. As written by Brian Garfield, Hopscotch was a conventionally serious espionage novel. As adapted for the big screen by Garfield and Bryan Forbes, Hopscotch is a lively exercise in cloak-and-dagger comedy, even when the pursuit of Matthau turns deadly towards the end. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Walter Matthau - Miles Kendig
- Glenda Jackson - Isobel von Schmidt
- Ned Beatty - Myerson
- Sam Waterston - Cutter
- Herbert Lom - Mikhail Yaskov
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