The Jigsaw Man (film)

The Jigsaw Man (film)

"The Jigsaw Man" is a 1983 spy film starring Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier and Robert Powell.


Sir Philip Kimberly, the former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, is given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain by the KGB to retrieve some vital documents. With the documents in hand, he instead plays off MI6 and the KGB against each other.


* Michael Caine - Philip Kimberley/Kuziminsky
* Laurence Olivier - Admiral Sir Gerald Scaith
* Susan George - Penelope Kimberley
* Robert Powell - Jamie Fraser
* Charles Gray - Sir James Chorley


The film was directed by Terence Young, who decided to cast Michael Caine to play the lead role. The second major role went to Laurence Olivier, thus reuniting the two actors who had previously received Academy Award nominations for their roles in the acclaimed Sleuth in 1972. Filming began in 1982 but the film hit financial troubles, reportedly being shut down due to cash difficulties. Olivier apparently walked off set after receiving no pay, with Caine following not long after. The actors returned when $4 million was secured as finance. The film was given a 15 rating by the BBFC in August 1983.

The Jigsaw Man was released in DVD format in 2002 by Prism Leisure, with its special features being a chapter selection.

External links

*imdb title|0085755|The Jigsaw Man

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Jigsaw Man — For the 1983 film see The Jigsaw Man (film) The Jigsaw Man is a short story in the Known Space universe by Larry Niven. It shows a way in which good intentions can lead to disastrous consequences for society. In the story, criminals convicted of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of recurring actors and actresses in the James Bond film series — This section involves actors and actresses that have appeared physically (but not always characteristically) in the James Bond film series more than once. All productions of James Bond that these actors and actresses appear in all belong to EON… …   Wikipedia

  • The Judge Child — Interior artwork from 2000 AD prog. 181 (Oct 11 1980). Art by Ron Smith. Publisher IPC Magazines Ltd Publication date …   Wikipedia

  • The Poppy Is Also a Flower — Directed by Terence Young Produced by Euan Lloyd …   Wikipedia

  • The Dirty Game — American release film poster by Reynold Brown Directed by Christian Jaque Werner Klingler Carlo Lizzani …   Wikipedia

  • Jigsaw Killer — The Jigsaw Killer is a fictional character in the Saw film series. Jigsaw made his debut appearance as the primary antagonist in the first film of the series, Saw , and later Saw II , III and IV . He is portrayed by American actor Tobin… …   Wikipedia

  • Jigsaw (band) — Jigsaw is a long standing British pop music group, fronted by the singer songwriter duo of Clive Scott and Des Dyer. In Australia the group was called British Jigsaw due to the existence of a local band of the same name.OverviewOriginally a six… …   Wikipedia

  • The Ronnie Johns Half Hour — Format Sketch comedy Created by The 3rd Degree Starring Heath Franklin Jordan Raskopoulos Dan Ilic Felicity Ward James Pender Caz Fitzgerald Becci Gage …   Wikipedia

  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd —   …   Wikipedia

  • Film D'horreur — Cinéma …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”