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The Crying Game (1992)

A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.

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Breffni McKenna ...
Tinker (as Breffini McKenna)
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Tommy (as Birdie Sweeney)
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Dil
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Jane (as Andree Bernard)
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Col
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Dave
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Jack Carr ...
Franknum
Josephine White ...
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Shar Campbell ...
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Storyline

An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either... Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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The movie everyone is talking about... But no one is giving away its secrets. See more »


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Rated R for sexuality, strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Soldier's Wife  »

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Budget:

£2,300,000 (estimated)

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$62,549,000 (USA)
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Forest Whitaker and Jim Broadbent; and three Oscar nominees: Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson and Stephen Rea. See more »

Goofs

During the street assassination scene a sub-machine gun is used to attack officials entering a car; however, despite the wild spray of bullets and several officials on both sides of the car being hit, no glass breaks in any of the windows and there is no indication of any damage to the body of the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jody: [playing ring toss at a carnival] Right.
[tosses a ring]
Jody: That.
[tosses a ring]
Jody: And that. And that is cricket, hon.
Jody: [wins a large teddy bear] Do you want it?
Jude: Sure!
Jody: [hands her the teddy bear] Doesn't matter if you don't. You know I won't be offended. Jody's never offended. What'd you say your name was?
Jude: Jude.
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Connections

Referenced in Harry's Law: The Lying Game (2012) See more »

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When A Man Loves A Woman
Composed by Cameron Lewis and Arthur Wright
Published by Pronto Music Inc./Quinvy Music Publishing Co./Warner Tamberlane Publishing Corp.
By Kind Permission of Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Performed by Percy Sledge
Recording Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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19 January 2002 | by (brooklyn, ny) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching The Crying Game and, I must say, it is worth all the hype. It has a great deal of twists and surprises, and yet manages to maintain its plausibility throughout. Notwithstanding the excellent action and suspense, it is a story of love and of human nature, that is masterfully shown here as infinitely multifaceted. 10/10


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