The Ambassador (1984) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Ambassador

J. Lee Thompson, 1984

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52 Pickup
Elmore Leonard, 1974

The Ambassador is a movie directed by J. Lee Thompson in 1984 and inspired by the book 52 Pickup by Elmore Leonard, first published in 1974. The movie features Robert Mitchum, Rock Hudson, Ellen Burstyn, Fabio Testi, Donald Pleasence, Chelli Goldenberg, and others.

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RATING

5.4

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Ambassador (J. Lee Thompson, 1984)

7.8

/ 10

Book Cover: 52 Pickup (Elmore Leonard, 1974)

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Storyline

U.S. Ambassador to Israel Peter Hacker and head of security Frank Stevenson are en route to a secret location in the Judean desert to meet with representatives of the Palestinian Liberation Organization. It is part of Hacker’s secret plan to have young Jews and Muslims begin a peaceful dialogue, but his efforts are hampered at every turn and his personal life threatened.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Ambassador, the 1984 movie by J. Lee Thompson

Year

1984

Minutes

97

Movie Rate

5.40

Source: IMDb

Cover of 52 Pickup, the 1974 book by Elmore Leonard

Year

1974

Pages

212

Book Rate

7.88

S: Goodreads

Book

52 Pickup

Original title: Fifty-Two Pickup

Country: USA

First published in: 1974

Length: 212 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Other screen adaptations of the book

Movie poster
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Movie by John Frankenheimer

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Poster of The Ambassador, the 1984 movie by J. Lee Thompson

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Cover of 52 Pickup, the 1974 book by Elmore Leonard

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Poster of The Ambassador, the 1984 movie by J. Lee Thompson

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2 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of 52 Pickup, the 1974 book by Elmore Leonard

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50% No

4 votes

4 votes

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