LASSITER - (1983) - TVDirected by David Taylor
Produced by Albert S. Ruddy
Writing credits (WGA) : David Taylor
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|Warren Clarke||....||Max Ofer|
|Barrie Houghton||....||Eddie Lee|
spring of 1939. Hitler's Third Reich has begun to swallow up Europe.
Lassiter (Tom Selleck) is a sophisticated jewel thief who operates with the loyalty and friendship of the shady "Smoke" (Ed Lauter) and the love of Sara (Jane Seymour).
Becker (Bob Hoskins), from FBI, frames Lassiter for a robbery he didn't commit and offers him a choice: steal the diamonds from the German Embassy or go to prison for 20 years, maybe life.
Time and options have run out as Lassiter embarks on the most exciting and desperate adventure of his life.
Commentary by Heléne - Even if the film is not centered on the person played by Jane Seymour, one can only admire the charisma and the passion which is displayed during every appearance. Sara is actively involved in all the events even if one perceives its real implication only at the end of the film. One appreciates the happy ending even if despondent spirits could not find it completely moral.