Little Nikita is a 1988 American film directed by Richard Benjamin and starring River Phoenix and Sidney Poitier. It is about how the investigation of an FBI agent (Poitier) about Soviet agents leads a young man (Phoenix) to discover that his parents are spies.
This film features examples of:
- Comically Small Demand: To get him to stop killing sleeper agents, Scuba demands $200,000. At least he's not greedy.
- Dead Partner: Roy's partner was killed by Scuba twenty years before the events of the film.
- Renegade Russian: Scuba, a Soviet agent who went rogue, killing KGB agents one by one, including "sleepers".