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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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)  »

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Belfast Assassin  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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Connections

Referenced 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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This is how you do it
1 March 2003 | by (Belfast) – See all my reviews

Easily the best thriller set in Belfast, taken from Gerald Seymour's excellent novel. The film benefits from a degree of accuracy you will never find in 'The Devil's Own,' 'Patriot Games' or any of the other Hollywood nonsense. A good cast with many Belfast actors adds realism and the story is fast-paced and believable. The opening sequence is shocking, but again very detailed and the use of the IRA CO as a voice-over is pretty clever. The tension as the IRA close in on Harry is palpable as is his feeling of isolation and all the characters are three-dimensional. Leeds was used for some filming, but it feels like Belfast and there is good use of Belfast locations as well, especially during the climax. 'It was well done, Billy...'


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