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Release Date:
1 September 1995 (USA) See more »
At a time of intrigue. In a world of secrets. The only thing you can trust is your heart.
A young engineer is sent to post World War II Berlin to help the Americans, in spying on the Russians... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Another Schlessinger disappointment. See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anthony Hopkins ... Glass

Isabella Rossellini ... Maria

Campbell Scott ... Leonard
Ronald Nitschke ... Otto

Hart Bochner ... Russell
James Grant ... MacNamee
Jeremy Sinden ... Captain Lofting

Richard Durden ... Black

Corey Johnson ... Lou
Richard Good ... Piper
Lena Lessing ... Jenny
Dana Golombek ... Charlotte
Susanne Jansen ... Mermaid Singer
Christine Gerlach ... Woman with Dog

Ludger Pistor ... German Informer
Meret Becker ... Ulrike
Christiane Flegel ... Frau Eckdorf
Klaus-Jürgen Steinmann ... Herr Eckdorf
Jessika Cardinahl ... Maria's Child (as Jessica Cardinahl)
Franziska Brix ... Maria's Child
Forest Ashley Knight ... Maria's Child

Matthew Burton ... Flight Officer
Rupert Chetwynd ... Air Commodore
Martin Becker ... Offender at Police Station
Natascha Bub ... Offender at Police Station
Hans Martin Stier ... Police Inspector
Helmut Bernhoffen ... Police Inspector
Gerch Hofmann ... Police Inspector
Friedrich Solms-Baruth ... Hotel Receptionist

Martin Höner ... Left Luggage Officer
Vera Ziegler ... Maria's Neighbour
Jürgen Wink ... Maria's Neighbour
Helga Petersen ... Maria's Neighbour
Olaf Meden ... Maria's Neighbour
Melitta Moritz ... Maria's Neighbour
Gundula Damerow ... Maria's Neighbour
Stefan Taufelder ... East German Checkpoint
Hubertus Brand ... East German Border Guard
Peter Meseck ... East German Border Guard

Mark Valley ... Tunnel Technician
Ian Rowles ... Tunnel Technician
Robert Lively ... Tunnel Technician
Hans Diederich ... Tunnel Technician
J.L. Hooper ... Tunnel Technician

Harvey Friedman ... Tunnel Technician
Nigel Scotting ... Tunnel Technician
Steven Moorecraft ... Tunnel Technician
Kevin Davenport ... Tunnel Technician
Chris Potter ... Tunnel Technician
Jeff Seyfried ... US Guard
John Scott ... US Guard
Tony Estese ... US Guard
Kelly Cole ... US Guard
Arnold Strong ... US Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eb Davis ... Tunnel Technician / Blues Singer (uncredited)

Andy Rivera ... Al (uncredited)
Christer Sidelöv ... Flight Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Schlesinger 
Writing credits
Ian McEwan (novel)

Ian McEwan (screenplay)

Produced by
Ann Dubinet .... executive producer
Norma Heyman .... producer
Wieland Schulz-Keil .... producer
Chris Sievernich .... producer
Ingrid Windisch .... line producer
Original Music by
Gerald Gouriet 
Cinematography by
Dietrich Lohmann 
Film Editing by
Richard Marden 
Casting by
Noel Davis 
Jeremy Zimmermann 
Production Design by
Luciana Arrighi 
Art Direction by
Dieter Döhl 
Set Decoration by
Philipp Hübner 
Olaf Schiefner 
Costume Design by
Ingrid Zoré 
Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... hair designer
Christine Beveridge .... makeup designer
Joan Hills .... key hair stylist
Joan Hills .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Günther Russ .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Sebastian Ballhaus .... second second assistant director
Stefan Diepenbrock .... second assistant director
Sebastian Fahr-Brix .... third assistant director (as Sebastian Fahr)
David Tringham .... first assistant director
Art Department
Beatrice Behrens .... assistant set decorator
Philipp Hübner .... construction coordinator
Oliver Kuhlmann .... stand-by props assistant
Sophia Müller .... assistant art director
Marcus Preussing .... swing gang (as Marcus Schmidt)
John Ralph .... pre-production art director: UK
Joey Weber .... property master
Wolfgang Osterholzer .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Axel Arft .... sound mixer
Peter Henrici .... boom operator
Dean Humphreys .... re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing mixer
Paul Rabjohns .... sound designer
Nicholas Stevenson .... supervising sound editor (as Nick Stevenson)
Special Effects by
Michael Apling .... special effects technician
Peter Rabe .... special effects assistant
Adolf Wojtinek .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Klemens Becker .... Steadicam operator
Michael Childers .... special still photographer
Michael Clausen .... Steadicam operator
Martin Fischer .... electrician
Holger Greiß .... gaffer
Pergrin Jung .... second assistant camera (as Pergrin F. Jung)
Christa Köfer .... still photographer
Uli Schmidt .... focus puller: second unit
Jörg Widmer .... Steadicam operator
Robert Wiesmann .... first assistant camera
Casting Department
Jeff Block .... additional casting: USA
Andrea Curtis .... casting
Renate Landkammer .... casting: Berlin
Emily Schweber .... casting: USA
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindy Hemming .... costume consultant
Gudrun Leyendecker .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Alison Odell .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Darren Godwin .... assistant music mixer
William Kidd .... conductor
William Kidd .... orchestrator
Anthony Marinelli .... music producer
Anthony Marinelli .... orchestrator
Alan Snelling .... music mixer
Other crew
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
Jessica Drake .... dialect coach
Joy Ellison .... dialect coach: Ms. Rossellini
Eleanor Fazan .... choreographer
Susan Gee .... production financing
Katja Hoerstmann .... production secretary
Arne Karlsen .... pilot: DC-3
Jon-Helge Mathiassen .... flight engineer: DC-3
Petra Meier .... translator
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Christer Sidelöv .... pilot: DC-3
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot
Barbara von Wrangell .... production/location manager
Eric C. Wood .... assistant to line producer

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Rated R for sexuality, brief language and a sequence of violence
119 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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Was supposed to be directed by Jon Amiel.See more »
Continuity: About two-thirds into the film, an unconscious man is discovered lying fully clothed on a bed. The first shot of the man shows only his left hand, palm down, near the left side of the bed. This implies that he is lying on his back. But moments later, in a wider shot, the man is shown lying face down.See more »
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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Another Schlessinger disappointment., 27 February 1999
Author: Doctor_Bombay from Lucas Buck, NC

I don't go out of my way usually to see John Schlessinger movies-somehow Sunday, Bloody, Sunday never had the impact on me, that it did on others. In fact, I always have to remind myself that Herr. Schlesinger directed Cold Comfort Farm, seeing as I enjoyed it immensely.

Why then am I watching The Innocent? Two immediate reasons come to mind. First, my affinity for The Comfort of Strangers has sent me on a mission to find all adapted Ian McEwan novels. Second, the fact that Campbell Scott stars is something to which I immediately find appealing.

In recent years I've decided that Scott will soon become an important American actor…his almost genius cameos in The Daytrippers, and Big Night (which he also co-directed) as well as his starring role in David Mamet's Spanish Prisoner lend me to believe the young man is indeed on his way.

The film itself, unfortunately pales in comparison to a startling, brilliant piece of work like Comfort of Strangers. Anthony Hopkins is miscast as an American CIA agent, the story is shallow and uneven.

On to the next McEwan work.

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