Twenty-eight year old idealist Bob Jones is contemplating leaving his position as a Russian translator at Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) as those at the top have issued a new whistle blowing policy - encouraging employees to report any suspicious behavior - in light of the highly publicized case of Ramsay Dodgson, a Soviet spy who was working undetected in the organization for ten years before being caught. Bob does not like the idea of being at the mercy of work colleagues, most, like Dodgson, who he did and does not know. In private, he confides to his father, widowed businessman and retired Navy officer Frank Jones, that part of his want to leave the job, which also entails eavesdropping on private conversations between Soviet officials on a multitude of everyday topics, is that he believes the British and by association Americans are just as corrupt as the Russians in how they infiltrate institutions most of the public see as commonplace, this belief to which ... Written by
Within the Secret World of Governmental Cover Ups, Will the one man who dares to tell the truth survive?
Did You Know?
The 2010 Rachel Weisz
picture The Whistleblower
(2010) is not a remake of this film despite the fact that both movies are thrillers and both feature espionage. A key difference between the films also is the spelling of their titles. Sounding exactly the same phonetically, The Whistleblower
(2010) is spelled with two words where as The Whistle Blower
(1986) has three. See more
Frank Jones had served in the Royal Navy for twelve years, but was wearing a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal; awarded for fifteen years' exemplary service. And the medal being worn was not that of the Royal Navy, but of the British Army. See more
[on a confession
This will do
Sir Adrian Chapple
Now perhaps you'll kindly return it
[snaps a pistol at him
Sir Adrian Chapple
I hate to be melodramatic... but...
[Frank seizes Chapple's wrist, causing him to shoot himself