As the saying goes, “you can leave the CIA, but can the CIA leave you?” I know…it’s not a saying. This is a truism for former CIA agents, now romantic couple, Raymond Carr (Munish Manjunath) and Penny Winters (Charlene Jeter) in Charlene Jeter’s Love Espionage: Spy Revenge.
Former agent Raymond Carr is in self-imposed retirement, after being pushed to his literal limits tracking down and apprehending Russian Kingpin, Boris Petrov (Matt Hudson). Hoping for a more peaceful life with Penny, Raymond is forced to come out of retirement after Petrov escapes his Russian prison cell to exact his revenge on Carr for taking away his “fresh air and salt water.” While Raymond is reluctant to return to action, his arm is twisted when Petrov kidnaps Penny and plans to sell her with a few other girls into a sex ring. All just to torture poor Carr.
“…forced to come out of retirement after Petrov escapes his Russian prison cell to exact his revenge…”
Writer/director/star Charlene Jeter packs a full suitcase of spy tropes into her first feature film: the reluctant hero, the vengeful villain, the underestimated girlfriend/agent, gunfights, fistfights, a love scene, hokey dialogue, and a bomb. Pretty much on par with your typical James Bond movie (pre-Daniel Craig).
"…pretty much on par with your typical James Bond movie"