UW Cinematheque: Special Presentations
The Ambassador | USA | 1984 | 35mm | 90 min. Director: J. Lee Thompson
Friday, April 28, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Ellen Burstyn, Rock Hudson The first of two adaptations of Elmore Leonard’s 52 Pick-Up from Cannon Films takes significant liberties with its source novel. The narrative concerns an American Ambassador to the Middle East (Mitchum) whose attempts to settle the Israel-Palestine conflict are compromised when his wife (Burstyn) is unfaithful. Looking to clean up a messy situation, the Ambassador takes action with his Chief Security Officer (Hudson, in his final movie).