For various reasons, I just saw “No Way Out” for the first time this weekend. My amp was down, so I couldn’t rent a movie. For some reason, we get PAX with basic cable and it was on that station.
Here’s what I don’t get about it. For the sake of the cover up, why did Hackman and crony have to throw in the bit about “Russian Spy”?
Why couldn’t they have just said, “let’s find the guy she was with this weekend and pin it on her.”
Instead, they say, “let’s find the guy she was with and we can also say he’s that Russian mole we’ve heard rumors about.”
I think the movie plays just as well without the Russian spy business at all. It seemed to me like we have a perfectly good thriller: innocent man has to clear his name, but this time there’s a twist. He’s in charge of the investigation.
Nice, right? Movie plays well on that level.
But then, someone comes a long and goes, “let’s make Costner a Russian mole, and have the Hackman character make a throwaway line about there being a Russian mole.”
There was nothing throughout the movie where being Russian actually bore on the events.
Was I missing something?