Malone is a 1987 movie, starring Burt Reynolds and written by Christopher Frank. It is based on a novel by William P. Wingate. Reynolds stars as ex-CIA agent Richard Malone. Cliff Robertson and Lauren Hutton also star. The film opens on a floatplane as it navigates through the Pacific Northwest, landing in Puget Sound. As the well-dressed passenger emerges, CIA hitman Richard Malone (Reynolds) targets him in his crosshairs, but he is unable to pull the trigger. Malone burns his Maryland driver's license and heads inland. His Mustang breaks down in a rural Oregon valley. He manages to push it to Mountain Service station, owned by Paul Barlow (Wilson) who runs the station with his 17-year old daughter Jo (Gibb). Barlow suggests the fastest way to repair the car is to tow it 60 miles to a larger service station. Malone opts to stay and wait for the necessary parts to arrive.