1998 Certificate: 15


Veteran director John 'The Manchurian Candidate' Frankenheimer's action thriller stars Robert De Niro as a freelance intelligence expert hired by an Irish terrorist (Natascha McElhone) to steal a mysterious briefcase. Fellow mercenaries Jean Reno, Stellan Starsgard and Sean Bean join the crew as Frankenheimer engineers a breakneck ride through the European underworld, replete with gun battles, double-crosses and a succession of seatbelt-straining car chases. Look out for ice skating star Katarina Witt on her big-screen debut.


  • John Frankenheimer


  • Robert De Niro

  • Jean Reno

  • Sean Bean

  • Natascha McElhone

  • Stellan Skarsgård

  • Jonathan Pryce