Continuity mistake: During the big car chase the Audi S8 rams the Citroen, pushing back the headlights on the Audi but on the subsequent scenes in the town the front of the Audi is intact.
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Starring: Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Jean Reno, Stellan Skarsgard, Jonathan Pryce, Natascha McElhone, Michael Lonsdale, Katarina Witt
Sam (De Niro) still works for the CIA, who is trying to track down Seamus (Pryce). After a disasterous ice skating performance, Dierdre (McElhone) abandons Seamus, who shoots Vincent (Reno) and flees. Sam chases him, but walks into a room and gets shot in the shoulder by Seamus, who is then shot dead by Vincent. Sam and Vincent share a final chat together, while Sam hopes to see Dierdre again. Vincent asks what was in the case, and Sam replies with lesson number two. Sam leaves, and Vincent walks up the steps narrating, "No Questions, no answers. That's the business we are in. You accept things and you move on. Maybe that's lesson number three".
Jean-Pierre: At the end of the day we are likely to be punished for our kindnesses.
Trivia: In many of the stunt car scenes you can see the actors apparently driving. The producers used British RHD cars and fitted phoney steering wheels on the passenger sides to make it look as if the stars were really driving.
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Chosen answer: It is true that it doesn't affect the plot. However Spence's (Bean's) failure can be contrasted with the professionalism of the main characters. Also it raises the possibility that whoever hired them isn't taking necessary precautions in planning and hiring. Earlier we heard Sam (De Niro) ask Vincent (Reno) if he was "labour or management" which suggests a theme of professional operators getting their hands dirty while their bosses play politics.