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For Queen & Country (1988)

 -  Action | 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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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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British schoolboy Stephen Lawrence, whose high-profile murder at a bus stop in 1993 led to accusations of institutional racism in the Metropolitan Police, appeared as an extra in this film. See more »

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A Matter of Time
Written by J. Vincent
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The Cockney Denzel
16 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

As an academy award winner, Denzel came to London to portray a cockney and broaden his base as an actor in 'For Queen and Country'.

Having been discharged by the army after fighting in the Falklands War, Reuben (Denzel Washington) seeks to be assimilated back into London life. Unfortunately, he finds the law on his tail, and after engaging in an interracial relationship, the law finally eliminates him at the hand of one of his friends. Although home grown talent would have sufficed, it could only broaden Denzel's base as an actor to portray a cockney. Bearing in mind that he was the third black person to receive an acadmey award, he brought kudos to the production to make it marketable across the world. And as interesting as it was to see Denzel speaking as a cockney, it does demonstrate that Hollywood would rather enlist an American to play a Black Englishman than a Black Englishman to play themselves.


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