Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish ... See full summary »
Francis Urquhart, unscrupulous but cunning Conservative politician, managed to become the British prime minister and crush all significant opposition. But his survival on the top is ... See full summary »
Francis Urquhart is the chief whip of the Conservative party. When Margaret Thatcher resigns as leader, he remains neutral and after a general election where the conservatives are returned ... See full summary »
When Ruth Matthews's husband is killed in a fall at an archaeological dig, her daughter Sally handles her father's death in a very odd manner. As Sally's condition worsens, Ruth takes her ... See full summary »
Tommy Lee Jones,
An elite firm of assassins must face their own mortality as they are hunted down one by one by a mysterious assailant. Caught up in the drama is a disgraced journalist who is more connected to the assassins' world than he could ever know.
The film opens with the cast gathering after the funeral of Jude to see a film he had been working on for two years. It turns out that the film is secret videos of all those gathered ... See full summary »
When 18 years old Eliran was three years old, he witnessed his father attempting to murder his mother by stabbing her 18 times with a knife. He has been struggling to integrate into society... See full summary »
Francis Urquhart is too experienced a politician not to know that everything must end, even his long career as British prime minister. In order to secure his retirement and establish monument to himself, he takes part in negotiations aimed at ending the Cyprus conflict. However, that same island hides the secrets from Urquhart's youth - secrets that could destroy him. Written by
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Michael Dobbs, the author of the original book, was angered at the opening scene depicting Margaret Thatcher's funeral. As a result he demanded his name be removed from the credits which just say "Based on the novel The Final Cut" without mentioning his name. See more »
When the security man at No. 10 enters the Urquharts' bedroom with his pistol drawn and at the ready, the gun actually has no live round in the chamber and is thus not ready to fire (we can tell this by the fact that the Glock's trigger is to the rear, which would not be the case if the action had been cycled to chamber a round). See more »
[Prime Minister Urquhart is watching Makepeace being interviewed on television]
To quote the prime minister, "You might very well think that. I couldn't possibly comment."
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I decided to put my review of the series here, on The Final Cut instead of the first part, House of Cards. I discovered the existence of this mini-series after finishing up season 2 of House of Cards (the remake!). It's funny because I had no idea that Netflix's version was a remake at all! When I learned about its original, a British version no less, well I just couldn't pass it up.
I was impressed, surprised and entertained by how the first part of the trilogy matches up wonderfully with the major events of the remake's first season on Netflix. The remake's second season however, tends to deviate from this British version, but there still are a couple of similar plot points.
Even the similarities of some names, Francis, Stamper... Were pleasant to come across.
It's a really fantastic series. It was so smart and so damn ruthless! The ending was almost awe-inspiring. I really recommend this series if you're into political craziness. What a dirty business politics is!
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