|Written by||Ron Hutchinson|
|Directed by||Russell Mulcahy|
|Starring|| Michael Caine |
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company||HBO Pictures|
|Original release||July 31, 1993|
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