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Code Name: Emerald (1985)

Emerald is an agent the Germans "have" inside allied intelligence 1944/WWII. With "help" from Emerald, the Germans catch Wheeler, believed to know the when and where of D-Day. Emerald is sent to be Wheeler's cell mate. Let the game begin.

Director:

Jonathan Sanger

Writers:

Ronald Bass (novel), Ronald Bass (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Harris ... Gus Lang
Max von Sydow ... Jurgen Brausch
Horst Buchholz ... Walter Hoffman
Helmut Berger ... Ernst Ritter
Cyrielle Clair ... Claire Jouvet
Eric Stoltz ... Andy Wheeler
Patrick Stewart ... Col. Peters
Graham Crowden ... Sir Geoffrey Macklin
George Mikell George Mikell ... Maj. Seltz
Gabriel Barylli Gabriel Barylli ... Dieter Träger
Peter Bonke Peter Bonke ... Johann
Tony Rohr ... Patrick Callaghan
Henri Lambert Henri Lambert ... Andre
Ray Armstrong Ray Armstrong ... Willoughby
Julie Jézéquel Julie Jézéquel ... Jasmine (as Julie Jezequel)
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In April 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who know the date and place of the D-Day invasion). To achieve this goal, he will be supported by a secret friend of the Allies, a very important German officer and the French resistance. But the S.S. is not resting. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Trivia

Andy wheeler while and his cell looks to have nail polish and manicured fingernails after having been in prison for weeks, they are dirty fingernails but nonetheless long and polished. See more »

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The aircraft in which the hero escapes from occupied France during WWII is a Holste MH1521 Broussard, a type which first flew in 1952. See more »

Quotes

Gus Lang: We didn't tell them about the decoy run? You mean to tell me we never told Allied Command what we were doing?
Colonel Peters: This was the one that we couldn't leak, not even to Allied Command.
Gus Lang: Hell, Hitler doesn't even need an army with Allied Intelligence on the job!
Colonel Peters: Well,there's a little bit more. Survivors reported that some of the men in the water were picked up by the Germans, and THAT'S why we're in this bloody Jeep driving out to bloody Devon, and we're going to pray every inch of the way that Himmler ...
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Atmospheric Wartime Drama
5 March 2005 | by pauldeboefSee all my reviews

CODE NAME : EMERALD is an intelligent and intriguing World War 2 espionage film, based on the novel "The Emerald illusion", about a double agent (Ed Harris) in Paris in the days before D-Day. The film has many impressive moments of acting and production. The actors are brilliant, especially Ed Harris, he is at his best here, extremely virile, powerful and sensitive, and Horst Buchholz, who was already a veteran actor at this time, is perfectly cast as the deceitfully charming SS general, and Helmut Berger here in a very uncongenial role. Also fine performances by Max von Sydow, Eric Stoltz and Cyrielle Claire.

The lack of action is not a deficiency but an advantage, it contributes to the fact that the character of the film is rather more than less romantic. Particularly striking are the beautiful locations in Paris: Occupied France, Paris in the spring: The portrait of this era is vividly created. I am also deeply impressed by the musical score by John Addison. It adds a melancholic tone to the whole picture and it emphasizes the fact that all this happened a long time ago.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Cover See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$241,108, 29 September 1985

Gross USA:

$561,548

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$561,548
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Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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