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For Queen & Country (1988)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  19 May 1989 (USA)
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A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.

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Tony aka Fish
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Bob Harper
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Lieutenant
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Lynford
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Mickey
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Challoner
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Bryant
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Kilcoyne
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Colin
Stella Gonet ...
Debbie
Colin Thomas ...
Feargal
Tatiana Strauss ...
French Girl #1
Valérie Chassigneux ...
French Girl #2
Brian McDermott ...
Harry
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Reuben, having been discharged from the British military, returns to London after a tour of duty in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, where he was decorated as a war Hero. However, given his vocation to his country, he finds interviews for jobs surprisingly difficult to arrange, even though they were sorted out by his careers officers in the army. Within time, he realises his illustrious army record holds no sway in everyday life. Written by Anonymous

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He's older, he's wiser, but times have changed.

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19 May 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Por la reina y la patria  »

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$191,051 (USA)
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Amanda Redman is the best thing about this film
18 May 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Although this film is by no means great, it is worth watching for Amanda Redman's performance as Stacey. Redman is almost unrecognizable with her short brown hair and bright blue eighties suit (complete with matching eye shadow). Her character is very different to her better-known characters (Alison in At Home With the Braithwaites and Sandra in New Tricks) and demonstrates her talent and versatility as an actress.

Sadly even a brilliant actress like Amanda Redman is not enough to save this film from being a bore. The plot is very slow to unfold and the unending scenes of poverty and hopelessness make for a depressing viewing. However, it was refreshing to see a film about a war hero that was not swamped by war footage, allowing us to concentrate on Rueben's and his struggle to cope with his new life as a civilian.


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