Harry's Game (1982)

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Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the ... See full summary »

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1982  
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ray Lonnen ...
 Harry Brown (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Davidson (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Bannen (3 episodes, 1982)
Geoffrey Chater ...
 Col. George Frost (3 episodes, 1982)
Sean Caffrey ...
 Insp. Howard Rennie (3 episodes, 1982)
Derek Thompson ...
 Billy Downes (3 episodes, 1982)
Maggie Shevlin ...
 Mrs. Downes (3 episodes, 1982)
Gil Brailey ...
 Josephine Laverty (3 episodes, 1982)
Charles Lawson ...
 Seamus Duffryn (3 episodes, 1982)
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 Brigade Commander (3 episodes, 1982)
Sam Dale ...
 Billy's Driver (3 episodes, 1982)
Elizabeth Begley ...
 Mrs. Duncan (3 episodes, 1982)
Rita Howard ...
 Mrs. Duffryn / ... (3 episodes, 1982)
Denys Hawthorne ...
 Minister of Defence (2 episodes, 1982)
Ray Armstrong ...
 Lt. Colonel (2 episodes, 1982)
Stephen Mallatratt ...
 Adjutant (2 episodes, 1982)
Christopher Whitehouse ...
 Frankie (2 episodes, 1982)
Linda Robson ...
 Theresa McCorrigan (2 episodes, 1982)
Rio Fanning ...
 Scrapyard Owner (2 episodes, 1982)
Ian Bleasdale ...
 Waiter (2 episodes, 1982)
Jonathan Young ...
 Brigade Officer / ... (2 episodes, 1982)
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Harry is an undercover agent for the British army sent to Northern Ireland to infiltrate the IRA and find (and terminate) the assassin of a British Cabinet Minister. Harry is alone, the army hasn't been told he is being put in place, his wife is fed up with him and his job, and his one new friend, an Irish woman who falls for him will be consumed by his relentless search for the assassin. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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The game of death

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25 October 1982 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Belfast Assassin  »

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Trivia

Only about ten to fourteen days filming took place in Belfast in Ireland. Most of the production was shot in the city Leeds in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. See more »

Quotes

Harry Brown: He had to die. Don't you understand that?
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Featured in Lonnen's Game (2005) See more »

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Theme is performed by Clannad
(it can be found on the their record "Pastpresent")
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Short comment about a superb film
12 January 2004 | by (Perth Western Australia) – See all my reviews

I have had "Harry's Game" in my video collection for about 12 years and I have watched it many times. Nothing released by mainstream cinema, British or American, comes anywhere close to touching the fear and desperate tension felt by the troops on the ground of both sides in the Troubles. It is an intelligent, very well made, exciting and despairing film which deserved wide release in cinemas throughout the world - pity it was made for television. Like Mark Leeper I have been strongly recommending "Harry's Game" to anyone interested in first quality film-making.


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