Hopscotch is a 1980 American spy comedy film, produced by Edie Landau and Ely A. Landau, directed by Ronald Neame, that stars Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Sam Waterston, Ned Beatty, and Herbert Lom. The screenplay was written by Bryan Forbes and Brian Garfield, based on Garfield's 1975 novel of the same name.
At Munich's Oktoberfest, veteran CIA field agent Miles Kendig (Matthau) and his team foil a microfilm transfer. Upon Kendig's return to Washington, his boss, Myerson (Beatty), reassigns him to a desk job because Kendig did not arrest Yaskov (Lom), the head of the KGB in Europe. Kendig explains to Myerson that he knows how Yaskov thinks, and it would take time and resources to identify and learn about a new replacement. Kendig's good friend and protege, Joe Cutter (Waterston), is nevertheless assigned to take over his mentor's old job.
|author||Brian Garfield Bryan Forbes|
|keywords||build cia de havilland tiger moth dirty tricks english channel family home fbi federal bureau of investigation field agent flat tire fly georgia great britain horrify hotel room kgb london microfilm morning munich oktoberfest remote control salzburg shoot sikh soviet union speak stampe stampe et vertongen steal tear gas tiger moth wash write|
|producer||Edie Landau Ely A. Landau|
|publisher||AVCO Embassy Pictures|
|theme||chase comedy thriller spy spy comedy whistleblowing|