Secret Weapons (1985)

Don Taylor directs Linda Hamilton, Geena Davis and James Franciscus in this TV movie espionage melodrama where young Russian girls are trained to be KGB honeytraps.

So an early crack at the plot of Nikita or Red Sparrow or Anna… but without any of the sex or violence. I guess you are supposed to get caught up in the across-the-superpowers romance. The direction is pretty flat, understandable for a TV production but Don Taylor directed Omen II and The Island of Doctor Moreau the decade before. Canada stands in awkwardly for Mother Russia. I watched mainly for Linda Hamilton but she’s pretty glum here.


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