Ronald Neame

Hopscotch

Hopscotch

The inimitable comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson star in this nimble tale of international intrigue from master British filmmaker Ronald Neame. Based on Brian Garfield’s best-selling novel, the blithe thriller centers on Miles Kendig (Matthau), a disillusioned retired CIA agent who, with the help of a chic and savvy Viennese widow (Jackson), threatens to publish his memoirs and expose the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. Despite being in major hot water with his former colleagues, Kendig refuses to get in line—he’s having too much fun. Set to the sounds of Mozart, this lighthearted sendup of the paranoid dramas of its era is an expertly crafted, singular take on the spy movie.

Film Info

  • Ronald Neame
  • United States
  • 1980
  • 105 minutes
  • Color
  • 2.39:1
  • English
  • Spine #163

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • 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
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Glenn Kenny
Hopscotch
Cast
Walter Matthau
Kendig
Glenda Jackson
Isobel
Sam Waterston
Cutler
Ned Beatty
Myserson
Herbert Lom
Yaskov
David Matthau
Ross
George Baker
Westlake
Ivor Roberts
Ludlum
Lucy Saroyan
Carla
Severn Darden
Maddox
Credits
Director
Ronald Neame
Producers
Edie and Ely Landau
Screenplay
Brian Garfield
Screenplay
Bryan Forbes
Executive in charge of production
Mort Abrahams
Production design
William Creber
Cinematography
Arthur Ibbetson
Editing
Carl Kress
Associate producers
Jonathan Bernstein
Associate producers
Brian Garfield
Music
Ian Fraser
Executive producer
Otto Plaschkes
Based on the novel by
Brian Garfield

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