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Hidden Agenda (1990)

When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »

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When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon discover to be contained in an audio tape which the man had with him, exposing political manipulations at the highest levels of government. But such underlying agendas require careful considerations to avoid worse things than murder. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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$1,030,938 (USA)
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One of three cinema move collaborations of director Ken Loach and screenwriter Jim Allen. The theatrical feature films are Hidden Agenda (1990), Raining Stones (1993), and Land and Freedom (1995). The pair have also collaborated on the television series Days of Hope (1975) and two tele-plays [See: Play for Today: The Rank and File (1971) and The Wednesday Play: The Big Flame (1969)]. See more »

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Kerrigan: Go back to America. Get out of Belfast, you're in danger here. Ingrid, it's finished.
Ingrid Jessner: Not for them, it isn't. Not for Nevin and the others. They're not going to disappear, you know they're still in place. I have a plane to catch, Mr. Kerrigan.
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Young Ned of the Hill
Written and performed by Ron Kavana and Terry Woods
Published by Stiff Music
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vast right wing conspiracy
12 October 2006 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

When a police investigator is called in to determine the facts behind the murder/execution of an American civil rights lawyer in Northern Ireland, he discovers not only an extensive cover-up of that event, but also a giant political conspiracy as well. Set in Northern Ireland, the film is a critical look at the response by the British government and military to the IRA. Not only is the response brutal and deadly, the so-called threat the IRA poses to order and stability is capitalized on by Tory political masterminds in Margaret Thatcher's administration, as well as the CIA, in a devious attempt to permanently keep the progressive Labor opposition from ever taking power again. Directed by Ken Loach, the film has a noticeable political angle, though he holds a steady hand on the action and the investigation, with sharply written and acted interrogation scenes and meetings with reclusive IRA people, as well as bringing in the political elites, to make it fast moving and constantly interesting.


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