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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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$1,500,000 (USA)
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Playing a Government Minister, the film featured actor David Langton, who was the father of the film's director Simon Langton. 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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Heavy And Too Clumsy
30 August 2011 | by (Poconos, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

TWB exploits modern and contemporary British history. A viewer would do well to first have some understanding of the Suez Incident, Kim Pheby and Company, and the increasing surveillance of the English public. But the film's attempt to indoctrinate are so mawkish and heavy handed that the viewer is left feeling like he/she has just read a middle school social studies text. There's a scene when Caine's character is walking with his son and the latter, under the pretense of dialog, spills out a liberal's editorial column on the problem with national security run amuck. We're asked to accept that Caine's character, an ordinary merchant, would be treated to an audience of aristocratic higher-ups who take the time and risk of explaining their motives and logic. We're also asked to accept that Caine can simply walk into the home of knighted dignitary, cause the death of Sir Whatshisname, then - cut to the next scene - attend's Sir's funeral in state. All this while British national security is murdering its populace for being just looking too suspicious; i.e., just in case. For all the ruckus, there's not an ounce of suspense or tension in this movie.

PS/ This is an older film though I regularly get "Not helpful" clicks, obviously from a someone who had something to do with the making of the movie or a die hard fan. I dare you to identify yourself.


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