Walter Matthau
Director: Ronald Neame Cast: Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
, Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
, Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
Ronald Neame

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Walter Matthau plays a CIA agent who's been confined by office politics to a desk job. The disgruntled Matthau quits the service and heads to Europe, where he links up with former lover (an fellow ex-agent) Glenda Jackson. All goes smoothly until Matthau acts on the advice of yet another retired agent, Russian Herbert Lom, who suggests that Matthau write a tell-all autobiography. Spitefully, Matthau sends out copies of his first chapter to the heads of the CIA agencies throughout the world--and from that point on, he and Jackson don't have a moment's peace. This delights Matthau: now that all of his former colleagues are chasing after him, he has a reason to get up in the morning. As written by Brian Garfield, Hopscotch was a conventionally serious espionage novel. As adapted for the big screen by Garfield and Bryan Forbes, Hopscotch is a lively exercise in cloak-and-dagger comedy, even when the pursuit of Matthau turns deadly towards the end.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/15/2017
UPC: 0715515202510
Original Release: 1980
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Color]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:45:00
Sales rank: 12,476

Special Features

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Interviews from 2002 with director Ronald Neame and writer Brian Garfield Walter Matthau in a 1980 appearance on The Dick Cavett Show Trailer and teaser Optional broadcast television audio track for family viewing

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Walter Matthau Miles Kendig
Glenda Jackson Isobel von Schmidt
Ned Beatty Myerson
Sam Waterston Cutter
Herbert Lom Mikhail Yaskov
David Matthau Ross
George Baker Westlake
Ivor Roberts Ludlum
Lucy Saroyan Carla
Osman Ragheb CIA Telephone Technician
Roy Sampson Police Sergeant
Jeremy Young Immigration Officer
Severn Darden Maddox
George Pravda Saint Breheret
Jacquelyn Hyde Realtor
Mike Gwilym Alfie
Terry Beaver Tobin
Ray Charleson Clausen
Anne Haney Mrs. Myerson
Randy Patrick Mechanic
Joe Dorsey Security Guard
Yolanda King Coffee Shop Manager
Antony Carrick Salesman in Electric Shop
Sally Nesbitt Telephone Operator
Susan Engel Westlake's Receptionist
Laura Whyte Myerson's Secretary
Larry Larson FBI Technician
Richard Moore Seaplane Pilot
Philip Voss Helicopter Pilot
Allan Cuthbertson Chartermain
Douglas Dirkson Follett
Michael Cronin Policeman
Joanna McCallum Bookshop Cashier

Technical Credits
Ronald Neame Director
Derek Ball Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Clayton Asst. Director
William J. Creber Production Designer
Bryan Forbes Screenwriter
Ian Fraser Score Composer
Brian Garfield Screenwriter
William Hassell Asst. Director
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
Carl Kress Editor
Ely Landau Producer
Edie Landau Producer
Oliver Moss Sound/Sound Designer
Otto Plaschkes Executive Producer

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