Notes from the attic: Hopscotch

We watched the spy romp Hopscotch (1980) a few days ago in movie club. Walter Matthau is a veteran CIA agent who's just been slapped with a desk job after riling his new boss, a righteous prick. Instead of spending the rest of his career in the stacks, he disappears and starts dispensing chapters of his tell-all memoir while on the run -- attracting attention from the Soviets, too. Can he stay one step ahead of the men who want him dead? Good fun.

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