UW Cinematheque: Special Presentations

The Ambassador | USA | 1984 | 35mm | 90 min. Director: J. Lee Thompson

Date
Friday, April 28, 2017
Time
7 p.m.
Location
Description
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).
Cost
Free
Contact
262-3627, ben.reiser@wisc.edu