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Defense of the Realm (Defence of the Realm) (1986)

Defense of the Realm
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Gabriel Byrne Gabriel Byrne
Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen
Greta Scacchi Greta Scacchi
Nina Beckman
Denholm Elliott Denholm Elliott
Vernon Bayliss
Ian Bannen Ian Bannen
Dennis Markham
Fulton Mackay Fulton Mackay
Victor Kingsbrook
Bill Paterson Bill Paterson
Jack Macleod
David Calder David Calder
Harry Champion
Frederick Treves Frederick Treves
Arnold Reece


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Martin Stellman Martin Stellman
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9 years, 3 months ago at May 7 9:49
Was in the mood for watching an espionage thriller along the lines of The Spy Who Came In From The Cold , or something of the sort, and remembered having an unwatched copy of this hidden away at the back of my shelf. And it didn't disappoint. It turned out to be an intelligent ,highly suspenseful (in due part to Richard Harvey's score) and , for the most part, realistic film (although the ending b... read more
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Description: Following a crash of a nuclear bomber at an American Air Force base in the English countryside, Dennis Markham, a prominent Member of Parliament and opponent of the American nuclear presence in the United Kingdom, is reported by a London newspaper to have been seen leaving a woman's home. When the woman is found to also be familiar with a dignitary from East Germany, Markham's loyalty to his country is questioned. He is hounded by the media and is forced to resign. The author of the newspaper exposรฉ, Nick Mullen, continues his work with colleague Vernon Bayliss who suspects that Markham is being framed for his views. When Ba ... (more)
Release date: 24 January 1986
UPC: 027616886583
Tags: 1986 (2), Thriller (2), Corruption (1), Classic (1), Political (1), British (1), D.T. (1), 1980s (1), AE (1)
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"Nick Mullen is an inquisitive newspaper reporter who stumbles across a sensitive story involving the cover-up murder of a school boy. The lad's death is hushed up by government authorities and involves a prominent cabinet official. The lad on the run from the police trespassed onto an American air base and into the flight landing path of a fighter jet carrying nuclear weapons. With a mouthwatering cast featuring Gabriel Byrne, Denholm Elliott, Fulton Mackay, David Calder, Ian Bannen, Greta Sacc"


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