USA1981-1990ActionSam PeckinpahThriller

Sam Peckinpah – The Osterman Weekend (1983)

Based on the best selling novel by Robert Ludlum, “The Osterman Weekend” is a convoluted tale of paranoia, revenge and media manipulation. John Tanner (Rutger Hauer) is a crusading TV journalist. His specialty is interviewing men of power and decimating them on national TV. Lawrence Fassett (John Hurt) is a CIA field agent whose wife was murdered by the KGB. He uncovers a spy ring called Omega. Three Americans are selling secrets to the Soviets. The three Americans are all college friends of John Tanner. Bernie Osterman (Craig T. Nelson) is a TV writer. Richard Tremayne (Dennis Hopper) is a doctor with a coked out wife named Virginia (Helen Shaver). Joseph Cardone (Chris Sarandon) is a powerful lawyer. His wife Betty (Cassie Yates) doesn’t mind the corners he cuts in order to provide the good life. Tanner and his friends have annual get-togethers to play hard. The reunions are called Ostermans in honor of the first host. Maxwell Danforth (Burt Lancaster) is the head of the CIA. Fassett has convinced Danforth that the CIA should use Tanner to get close to his friends and possibly turn one of them. The politically ambitious Danforth agrees. Tanner is convinced and allows his home to be bugged in order to uncover the spies. Tanner’s wife Ali (Meg Foster) is kept out of the loop until it is too late.


Container:	Matroska
Runtime:	1h 42mn
Size:	1.73 GiB
DXVA:	Compatible
Minimum settings:	Met
Codec:	x264
Resolution:	720x460 ~> 851x460
Aspect ratio:	1.85:1
Frame rate:	23.976 fps
Bit rate:	1 885 Kbps
#1:	English 5.1ch AC-3 @ 448 Kbps (Main Audio)
#2:	English 2.0ch AAC (Commentary by Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, David Weddle and Nick Redman)



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