Icon (2005)

Icon (2005) -* * *

Directed By: Charles Martin Smith

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Jeff Fahey, Patrick Bergin, Joss Ackland, and Michael York

Icon was a fun, if long, miniseries. Patrick Swayze plays Jason Monk, who is an ex-CIA agent. As usual, he's roped into one last case. Here, it's by Nigel (Michael York). His assignment is to take down presidential hopeful Igor Komarov (Bergin). Igor wants to rule the world. I'm not kidding.

Thankfully, the movie is full of action. Patrick Swayze does a good job, but in some scenes he looks very old. Patrick Bergin goes over the top. I think he perfected his Russian accent by watching Boris on "Rocky and Bullwinkle". Michael York is his usual professional self. The standout performance is by Jeff Fahey as a presidential aide.

In the end: If you don't mind the 3-hour running time, it's worth watching. It's a good movie to watch when you're home sick. Take a look at the foreign trailer:

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