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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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Frank Jones
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Lord
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Robert 'Bob' Jones
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Sir Adrian Chapple
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Cynthia Goodburn
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Charles Greig
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Bruce
Kenneth Colley ...
Bill Pickett
David Langton ...
Government Minister
Dinah Stabb ...
Rose
James Simmons ...
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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Le dénonciateur  »

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$1,500,000 (USA)
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GCHQ stands for Government Communications Headquarters. See more »

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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 And Smart Cold War Thriller.
22 September 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

Michael Caine plays Frank Jones, a war veteran and patriotic British citizen who is shocked to learn about the mysterious death of his son, who had worked as a Russian translator for British Intelligence. Frank reluctantly becomes convinced that his own government had his son killed because he was going to "blow the whistle" on illegal and unethical behavior by his employers. Not deterred by the usual "national security" defense of the killers, Frank is determined to bring his son's killers to justice, whether it be by legal or illegal means...

First-rate conspiracy drama has fine acting by all, and Caine quite believable as the grieving and outraged father. Film makes thoughtful observations about government secrets, and the "who watches the watchers?" debate. Worth seeking out.


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