A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up,Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss, an old hack, and Nina Beckam the MP's assistant to find out the truth. Written by
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Just how far will a government go to hide the truth?
Did You Know?
The film's Defense of the Realm
(1986) title is derived from British legal legislation entitled The Defence of the Realm Act 1914, which is abbreviated as DORA. The law was passed by the English Parliament on 8th August 1914, which was four days after the beginning of World War I. See more
While Nick is sitting at Vernon's desk the typewriter on the desk is flat (in normal typing position). The shot changes to a close-up of news articles Nick is holding in his hand and the next shot shows the typewriter flipped up on its back. See more
[Byrne pours his coffee into a potted plant
Aw, Christ, what did that geranium ever do to you?
The research done for this film is shown by the acknowledgment at the end of the credits: "The Producers wish to thank the STAFF and MANAGEMENT of THE TIMES NEWSPAPERS FOR THEIR HELP." See more
Music by Johann Pachelbel
Arranged by Dominic Muldowney See more