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Hennessy (1975)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  22 August 1975 (West Germany)
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Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.

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Niall Hennessy
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Kate Brooke
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Insp. Hollis
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Comdr. Rice
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Williams
Eric Porter ...
Sean Tobin
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Gerry
Stanley Lebor ...
Hawk
John Hallam ...
Boyle
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Tilney
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Covey
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Tipaldi
Hugh Moxey ...
Stephen Burgess M.P.
Margery Mason ...
Housekeeper
Paul Brennan ...
Maguire
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Set in the Seventies, Hennessy is a Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. Hennessy's family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth of England.

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The movie had a difficult time getting shown in England. When the movie was first submitted to the British film review board, it was rejected because it appeared that Queen Elizabeth II was acting in the movie. Producer Samuel Z. Arkoff managed to get the board's approval by adding a disclaimer at the beginning of the movie stating that the Royal Family had not participated in the making of the movie and that Queen Elizabeth's appearance was done using newsreel footage. Then English distributor EMI, which was the distributor of Arkoff's movies in England, stated to the press that that they were "a defender of the palace" and refused to handle the movie. The Rank Organization, the other major film distributor in England, also joined the boycott for the same reason. Ultimately, the movie only played in a few theaters in England. See more »

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Well acted, directed, and edited movie in the flavor of "Day of the Jackal".
13 November 1999 | by (Lahaina, Hawaii) – See all my reviews

If anyone liked "Day of the Jackal", then they will certainly like this movie. The plot is similar in that a political enemy is to be killed by an individual. In this case two groups are trying to stop the killing-the government of Great Britain and the IRA. The IRA is not trying to defend great Britain but trying to prevent the backlash that would have been certain if the Queen and her family along with the House of Lords and Parliment were blown up. Definitely worth seeing in any case because of Rod Steiger's performance..


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