The Prize
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Based on the novel by Irving Wallace, The Prize takes place in Stockholm, where several laureates gather to accept their Nobel Prizes. At first, the film concentrates on iconoclastic novelist Paul Newman, but he is temporarily shunted to the background when physics expert Edward G. Robinson is kidnaped and replaced by his wicked twin brother. The real Robinson is to be spirited behind the Iron Curtain, while the "fake" Robinson is to disrupt the awards ceremony with an anti-American tirade. Newman gets wind of the plot, and with the help of Swedish foreign office functionary Elke… More

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"Set in Stockholm during the Nobel Prize ceremonies, the film is an unsuccessful blend of politics, international intrigues and romance, but the sight of a semi-naked Paul Newman in a nudist colony might appeal to his fans."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Newman heads the cast of this flawed but enjoyable comedy thriller based on Irving Wallace's spy yarn."
‑ , Film4
"Suffers from an unevenness of tone which cannot balance the political turmoil with the sexual playfulness."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The only prize this film takes is the booby prize for crudeness."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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