I just watched No Way Out after a lot of people listed it in another thread as a movie with an unexpected ending.
I was caught by surprise too. But I don’t see how the ending matters.
we find out in the end that Costner is a russian mole.
What I don’t get is
how did Costner as a mole know he would land a sensitive job in the Pentagon, thus actually being useful as a mole ? He gets the job simply because he saves someone while at sea during a storm. Surely, that’s not planning on his part.
how does it make a difference to the story ?
Consider the following 2 scenarios
a) Costner is NOT ‘Yuri’. He still wants to stall the photo processing and not draw attention to himself. Since, according to Sec Brice’s plan, he’ll be branded as ‘Yuri’.
b) Costner is ‘Yuri’. Same reason as above, but substitute “branded” with “revealed”.
- I’m assuming he befriended Sean Young so he could learn secrets that Hackman would blurt out to her with his guard down. Why, then did he make a scene when Brice was coming over ? Why, also allow himself to be seen by Brice while leaving, since if his cover is blown, there’s no point to continue to be with Young ?