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The Amateur (1981)

Charles Heller is a CIA researcher who takes matters into his own hands when his girlfriend is murdered by terrorists. Unhappy with the official response he blackmails his employer to allow his to track down the killers himself.

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Burroughs B80

Charles uses a Burroughs B80 to decrypt sensitive CIA communications, using the threat of releasing them to the press as blackmail.

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