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Little Nikita (1988)

PG 03/17/1988 (US) DramaActionThriller 1h 38m

He went to bed an all-American kid and woke up the son of Russian spies.


Roy Parmenter is an FBI agent in San Diego; 20 years ago his partner was killed by a Soviet spy, nicknamed Scuba, still at large. Scuba is now trying to extort the Soviets; to prove he's serious, he's killing their agents one by one, including "sleepers," agents under deep cover awaiting orders. Roy interviews a high school lad, Jeff Grant, an applicant to the Air Force Academy. In a routine background check, Roy discovers that Jeff's parents are sleepers. He must see if Jeff is also a spy, confront the parents yet protect them, and catch his nemesis. Meanwhile, the Soviets have sent their own spy-catcher, the loner Karpov, to reel in Scuba. Alliances shift; it's cat and mouse.

  1. Richard Benjamin


  2. Bo Goldman


  3. John Hill


  4. Terry Schwartz


  5. Tom Musca


Top Billed Cast

  1. Sidney Poitier

    Sidney Poitier

    Roy Parmenter

  2. River Phoenix

    River Phoenix

    Jeff Grant

  3. Richard Jenkins

    Richard Jenkins

    Richard Grant

  4. Caroline Kava

    Caroline Kava

    Elizabeth Grant

  5. Lucy Deakins

    Lucy Deakins

    Barbara Kerry

  6. Richard Bradford

    Richard Bradford

    Konstantin Karpov

  7. Richard Lynch

    Richard Lynch


  8. Jerry Hardin

    Jerry Hardin


  9. Loretta Devine

    Loretta Devine

    Verna McLaughlin

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Little Nikita
Little Nikita

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Original Language English

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