Covert Action (film)

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Covert Action
Original movie poster
Directed by Romolo Guerrieri
Produced by Mihalis Lefakis
Written by Nico Ducci
Romolo Guerrieri
Mino Roli
Vittorio Schiraldi
Starring David Janssen
Arthur Kennedy
Corinne Cléry
Music by Stelvio Cipriani
Cinematography Erico Menczer
Edited by Antonio Siciliano
Release date
  • 1978 (1978)
Running time
100 minutes
Country Italy

Covert Action (originally released as Sono Stato un Agente C.I.A.) is a 1978 Italian/Greek co-production Eurospy film starring the American actor David Janssen.

The plot was based on the experiences of former CIA agent Philip Agee[1] who initiated a lawsuit with the producers over his fees and expenses.[2]


A former CIA agent decides to write about his CIA career that leads him into danger.


The original female lead Catherine Bach dropped out and was replaced with Corinne Cléry. Due to a then new Italian ordinance that prohibited the firing of firearms in Italian movies, gunfire scenes were filmed in Greece.[3]



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