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Eye of the Needle (1981)

A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

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Lieutenant
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Billy Parkin
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George Belbin ...
Lucy's Father
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Lucy's Mother
Barbara Graley ...
David's Mother
George Lee ...
Constable
Arthur Lovegrove ...
Peterson
Colin Rix ...
Oliphant
Barbara Ewing ...
Mrs. Garden
Chris Jenkinson ...
German SS Officer
William Merrow ...
German Radio Operator
Patrick Connor ...
Inspector Harris
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Storyline

A German spy carrying information that will reveal the target of Operation Overlord becomes involved with the wife of a crippled man on an isolated island off the Scottish coast while he waits to be picked up. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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spy | german | woman | love | u boat | See All (89) »

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To love a stranger is easy... To kill a lover is not. See more »

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Romance | Thriller | War

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24 July 1981 (USA)  »

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La isla de las tormentas  »

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$17,583,634
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The helicopter portrayed in this film is supposed to be a Westland Dragonfly, one of Britain's first, mass produced, military helicopters which went into service several years after WWII ended. However, when the helicopter lands on the island towards the end of the film, you can see that this helicopter is in fact a Westland Widgeon fitted with a false, perspex nose. See more »

Goofs

When Faber pulls into the train station in the cab, an 80s-style sign for National Westminster Bank can been seen in the cab's rear window. Also in the same shot on the side window of the cab an 80s style blue car can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Faber: The war has come down to the two of us.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Sung by wedding guests with modified lyrics ("For They Are Jolly Good Fellows")
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dark and rainy spy-suspense-thriller
15 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

Donald Sutherland is an obscure spy who frightens you during the whole film, with his scary eyes and his cold way of living, killing and dying. The movie is one of the darkest world war II movies i have seen, without focusing the 'fighting' elements of war. Nor is it focused on psychology or on 'plot'. It has more from a typical 80's 'chasing' thriller, which sometimes loses itself in a hard-to-believe content (especially after the killing of David) and a over-heroic end. But darkness remains in your mind...


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