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The Whistle Blower (1986)

 -  Thriller  -  10 July 1987 (USA)
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A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...

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Cast

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Frank Jones
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Lord
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Robert 'Bob' Jones
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Sir Adrian Chapple
Felicity Dean ...
Cynthia Goodburn
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Charles Greig
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Bruce
Kenneth Colley ...
Bill Pickett
David Langton ...
Government Minister
Dinah Stabb ...
Rose
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Mark
Katherine Reeve ...
Tiffany
Bill Wallis ...
Dodgson
Trevor Cooper ...
Inspector Bourne
Peter Miles ...
Stephen Kedge
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A war veteran tries to investigate the murder of his son who was working as a Russian translator for the British intelligence service during the Cold War. He meets a web of deception and paranoia that seems impenetrable...

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Within the Secret World of Governmental Cover Ups, Will the one man who dares to tell the truth survive?

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10 July 1987 (USA)  »

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Le dénonciateur  »

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$1,500,000 (USA)
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When Lord and Bruce are at the racecourse Lord's jacket changes to an overcoat with velvet collar. See more »

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Realistic thriller
14 January 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This 1986 spy thriller is a realistic thriller. Michael Caine gives a great performance as Frank, the father of a son that has died during mysterious circumstances. Frank embarks on his own investigation into his son´s death only to discover a British society that not is what it seems to be, under the surface. His investigation leads to the government and what they would do to protect it´s secret activities. The whistle blower is told in a slow yet thrilling pace. The plot is good, even though it is hard to follow from time to time, and the acting great. The production is very simple which makes the film realistic. The whistle blower is one of Caine´s better spy thrillers and is recommended for anyone into the spy genre. 7/10


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