Little Nikita

(1988)

Overview

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

    Director

  2. John Hill

    Screenplay

  3. Bo Goldman

    Screenplay

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

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Little Nikita
Little Nikita

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 17, 1988
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

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