The Russia House (1990)

The Russia House (1990)
Tagline: He took a chance because he had nothing to lose, she took a chance because she had everything to gain.
Category: Thriller
Director: Fred Schepisi
Cast: Sean Connery, Michelle Pfeiffer, Roy Scheider, James Fox, John Mahoney, Michael Kitchen, J.T. Walsh, Ken Russell, David Threlfall, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Mac McDonald, Nicholas Woodeson, Martin Clunes, Ian McNeice, Colin Stinton

plot summary

Three notebooks supposedly containing Russian military secrets are handed to a British publisher during a Russian book conference. The British secret service are naturally keen to learn if these notebooks are the genuine article. To this end, they enlist the help of the scruffy British publisher Barley Blair, who has plenty of experience with Russian and Russians. Barley, an unconventionaly character who doesn’t respond well to authority, finds himself in a game more complex than he first thought when he digs into the origin of the notebooks.

cast list

Sean Connery Bartholomew ‘Barley’ Scott Blair
Michelle Pfeiffer Katya Orlova
Roy Scheider Russell
James Fox Ned
John Mahoney Brady
Michael Kitchen Clive
J.T. Walsh Quinn
Ken Russell Walter
David Threlfall Wicklow
Klaus Maria Brandauer Dante
Mac McDonald Bob
Nicholas Woodeson Niki Landau
Martin Clunes Brock
Ian McNeice Merrydew
Colin Stinton Henziger