True. My memory rebooted overnight.The Chinaman, Stephen Leather. He wrote a few novels with THEM characters in.
0A and I watched last night, both enjoyed it. Strange to see Jackie Chan being utterly serious, he’s quite a good actor.The Foreigner, starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan.
A rogue IRA unit bombs a shop in London, killing Chan's daughter.
He'd previously had a wife and other daughters, all raped and murdered by Thai pirates while fleeing Vietnam for Hong Kong, then settling in London.
Chan gets no sense from the police, so goes after the IRA in Belfast, where Brosnan is a now peaceful politician, former bomber.
It turns out Brosnan is dealing with MI5, Chan is former US special forces, and mayhem ensues.
An entertaining movie, and for once Chan plays it straight, no comedy, while Brosnan is convincing in his role of IRA man trying to put the past behind him.
Nothing else to watch so I put this on too. Nobody is a film not to be taken seriously but I really enjoyed it, the shoot out at the end was classic OTT - and they knew it, a bit like The Kingsman films if I think of a comparison.Nobody.
If this film had a stud card it would say ' . . . by John Wick out of The Equaliser . . .'
It falls into the category of a marmite film - you either will like it or you are one of those sad tits who believes that this.........
Courier. Benedick Slumbersnatch.
True story about a UK Sales chap asked by MI-6 and the CIA to be a contact and courier for a high level Russian defector. Apparently, although both ended up in a KGB prison, the pair of them prevented WW111.
Watchable for sure. Would I have hunted it down probably not. I streamed it with a VPN.Oh - that the thing about Greville Wynne and Penkovsky?
Or am I getting them mixed up in my head?
Edited - that is the case I was thinking of. Is it watchable or good and worth hunting down?