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The Whistle Blower

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Movie details for The Whistle Blower

The movie was released in 1986 and directed by Simon Langton. The Whistle Blower was produced by MGM (Video & DVD). More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Michael Caine, James Fox, Nigel Havers, John Gielgud, Felicity Dean, Barry Foster, Kenneth Colley, Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Dinah Stabb, Andrew Hawkins, Trevor Cooper, James Simmons, Katherine Reeve, Bill Wallis, Arturo Venegas, Peter Miles (II), Peter Mackriel, Jan Carey and Susan Porrett.

 

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In this 1987 espionage thriller, Michael Caine is Frank Jones, a businessman and patriotic war veteran whose son Bob (Nigel Havers) is a Russian linguist who works at the intelligence-gathering Government Communications Headquarters. A few days after Bob ... Read More
In this 1987 espionage thriller, Michael Caine is Frank Jones, a businessman and patriotic war veteran whose son Bob (Nigel Havers) is a Russian linguist who works at the intelligence-gathering Government Communications Headquarters. A few days after Bob expresses doubts to his father about aspects of his work, police report to Frank that his son has died in a fall, and a verdict of accidental death is recorded. However, in the midst of his grief, Frank is puzzled by the circumstances of his son's death and decides to conduct his own investigation. In so doing he finds himself pitted against an utterly unscrupulous Secret Service prepared to stop at nothing, including murder, to cover up their operations. Set during a time when concerns about GCHQ were at their height and the Cold War had yet to thaw, many of the film's concerns seem, years subsequently, to be thankfully dated. Moreover, it's hard to believe that the bumbling British Secret Service would actually be capable of organizing a convivial soiree in a brewery, let alone orchestrating the sort of skullduggery they perpetrate here. Still, with a cast that features all the usual British suspects (Sir John Gielgud, James Fox, Gordon Jackson), there's no doubting the pedigree of The Whistle Blower, which, despite its ostensibly uncomfortable message, actually makes for very agreeable comfort viewing. --David Stubbs

Book details for The Whistle Blower

The Whistle Blower was written by John Hale. The book was published in 1984 by Collier Books. More information on the book is available on Amazon.com.

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