The Amateur

The Amateur (1981)

In a world of professional assassins, there is no room for an amateur.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1981-12-11
  • User Rating: 5.5/10 from 14 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 52min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Balkan Productions
  • Production Country: Canada
  • Director: Charles Jarrott
star 5.5/10
From 14 Ratings


A researcher for the CIA who convinces his superiors to send him to the eastern bloc in order to avenge the murder of his wife by enemy agents discovers a web of deception underneath his wife's death.

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  • John Savage

    as Charles Heller
  • Christopher Plummer

    as Professor Lakos
  • Marthe Keller

    as Elisabeth
  • Arthur Hill

    as Brewer
  • Nicholas Campbell

    as Schraeger
  • George Coe

    as Rutledge
  • John Marley

    as Molton
  • Jan Rubeš

    as Kaplan
  • Ed Lauter

    as Anderson
  • Miguel Fernandes

    as Botaro
  • Jan Tříska

    as Rodzenko
  • Graham Jarvis

    as Porter
  • Jacques Godin

    as Argus
  • Chapelle Jaffe

    as Gretchen
  • Lynne Griffin

    as Sarah
  • Robert Beatty

    as Ambassador
  • Walther Reyer

  • Lisa Schrage

Directing Charles Jarrott Director
Writing Robert Littell Novel
Writing Robert Littell Screenplay
Writing Diana Maddox Writer
Camera Mike Rutter Camera Operator
Production Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Camera John Coquillon Director of Photography