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Like all Frederick Forsyth's novels "Icon" has made the move to film well.

This is a great action TV movie and as such is a little long at 166 minutes. But there is much to keep you watching.

As usual Patrick Swayze puts in a good performance as the hero as an Ex CIA agent. Supported well by Michael York (who always plays the perfect English man). I was impressed by Annika Peterson.

This film has a touch of real life - things in it could happen.

A good buy.
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I found this DVD by chance, having never heard of it. I was very moved and impressed by this movie. I like Patrick Swayze and it was good to see him in an action packed thriller as an ex -CIA agent called back to solve suspicious terrorist activity in a post cold war Russia. Based on the book of the same title by Frederick Forsythe, the writing is crisp and very believable. It is filled with suspense and keeps you on the edge, at the same time allows you a glimpse into the workings of government agencies during and after the cold war's. Quite a chilling thought to know that something like this can happen for real. This movie is good on a lot of levels. If you like action thrillers , or you are a fan of Patrick Swayze, Michael York, Patrick Bergin or Ben Cross, you will love this movie.
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on 9 October 2009
This film held your attention all the way to the end, unmissable just excellent and Swayze at his best in this thriller.
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on 4 January 2014
James Bond meets Mission Impossible. This had more of Bruce Forsyth than Frederick. What the author of 'Day of the Jackal' had in mind with this piece of unsophisticated claptrap is anyone's guess. Explosions, car-chases, shoot-outs, ethnic cleansing, biochemicals - nothing can compensate for plausibility which was totally lacking here. What the producers had in mind in subjecting the likes of Patrick Swayze, Joss Acland, Michael York and Ben Cross to such an inane plot defies all imagination. The DVD comprises two parts. I wish that I had turned it off at the end of the first part. There were some massive howlers, such as a technical computer manual, written in Bulgarian instead of Russian and a road sign which read 'Dagestan - Region of the Causcasus' (sic). Don't waste your money on this.
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on 21 July 2013
I do like frederick forsythe style of writing and I had this disc from the newspaper. I enjoyed it so much that i bought this one so I had it in a proper container. Patrick Swayze is brilliant i had no idea he was so talented. its a very good story
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on 19 November 2013
Unfortunately the movie title itself incorporates one of Forythe'S masterpiece. Yet the movie is utterly different, it'S really a terrible mixture of book plot with tv adaptations. The characters are weak, only Swayze's performance is good
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on 10 September 2013
I had seen the first half of the movie as part of a Daily Mail give a way ,, I never managed to aquire part two .. I am delighted to have been able to get hold of the complete movie , it was great ,, Many thanks ..
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on 3 February 2014
I gave this film 5 stars because the story was interesting, and probably an accurate depiction of the extremists in Russia during the 'Cold War'
Kevin Mcmahon
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on 20 February 2014
Brought as a Present and the person loved it and would buy again if neeeded to so thanks for the item.
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on 23 April 2015
disappointed, im a huge fan of the late dear mr swaize but found it a bit of a bore.
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