MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,537 this week

The Informant (1997)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 January 1998 (Turkey)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 512 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 3 critic

A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Related News

Red Review
| FilmJunk
MovieWeb's 2009 Fall Movie Guide!
| MovieWeb

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 95 titles
created 02 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1004 titles
created 20 May 2012
 
a list of 2844 titles
created 14 Aug 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 18 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1638 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Informant" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Informant (1997)

The Informant (1997) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Informant.
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Framed (TV Series 1992)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Timothy West, David Morrissey
Hawks (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two terminally ill patients in a hospital yearn for relief from their predicament. With little or no friends, they form an uneasy alliance and plot an escape for one last wild time.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Anthony Edwards, Janet McTeer
Time Share (2000)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Two single parents - male and female - along with their kids have to involuntarily share a house for their holidays.

Director: Sharon von Wietersheim
Stars: Nastassja Kinski, Timothy Dalton, Kevin Zegers
The Wrong Man (1993)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

US merchant sailor Alex Walker (Kevin Anderson) is stranded in Mexico, penniless and wanted by the police. He meets and joins up with an unlikely couple - aging but likable shit Phillip ... See full summary »

Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Rosanna Arquette, Kevin Anderson, John Lithgow
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Set in the 17th-century, an Italian nobleman weds an impoverished countess, who is wooed by the King of Piedmont and faces pressure from his entire court to succumb to his wishes.

Director: Axel Corti
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Valeria Golino, Stéphane Freiss
Possessed (TV Movie 2000)
Horror | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An 11 year old boy starts throwing temper tantrums, vomiting on and attacking people, and swearing uncontrollably. Furnature begin to move on its own when he is around, and he doesn't ... See full summary »

Director: Steven E. de Souza
Stars: Timothy Dalton, Henry Czerny, Jonathan Malen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

Claudia, a girl who gets around, finally lands her dream man in Mickey. However, Mickey's friend Dobbs spoils their nuptial plans when the thugs of a Vietnamese gangster that he has robbed,... See full summary »

Director: Lee Drysdale
Stars: D.B. Sweeney, Bridget Fonda, Judi Trevor
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Naked in New York begins in the car of grown up Jake, he is talking to us about his girlfriend, Joanne, (watch for the facial expressions) and to whom you can turn to for help while facing ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Algrant
Stars: Eric Stoltz, Mary-Louise Parker, Ralph Macchio
Brenda Starr (1989)
Adventure | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Mike is a struggling artist who draws the 'Brenda Starr' strip for the papers. When Brenda comes to life in the strip and sees how unappreciated she is by Mike, she leaves the strip. To get... See full summary »

Director: Robert Ellis Miller
Stars: Brooke Shields, Timothy Dalton, Tony Peck
The Informant I (2013)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A story centered on a man who works as an informant for the French border patrol.

Director: Julien Leclercq
Stars: Gilles Lellouche, Tahar Rahim, Riccardo Scamarcio
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When the exiled leader of a free party decides to return to his own country and attempt to remove the dictator currently in place there, several western governments are determined to stop ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ava Gardner, Bekim Fehmiu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Henry Cory, Gail Lorber, Amy Farber
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gingy McAnally
...
Lt. David Ferris
...
DCI Rennie
Maria Lennon ...
Roisin McAnally
...
IRA Chief
...
Frankie Conroy
Frankie McCafferty ...
Dalton
...
Det. Astley
Gary Lydon ...
Det. McDonough
Sean Kearns ...
Det. Prentice
B.J. Hogg ...
Constable Goss
Ciarán Fitzgerald ...
Gerard McAnally
Virginia Cole ...
Roisin's Ma
Gary Lammin ...
Cpl. Jones
James Gaddas ...
British I.O.
Edit

Storyline

A young IRA member is forced to turn informant on his comrades when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Even freedom has its price.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and violence, including a rape scene | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

2 January 1998 (Turkey)  »

Also Known As:

Field of Blood  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In one scene, the Union Flag is upside down. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The best of its kind, so far
19 August 2003 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is the best film there is about the troubles in Northern Ireland. Unlike films like Michael Collins, or In The Name of The Father, in this movie the IRA members are not shown as the romantic quasi-heroes they are thought to have been ages ago, they are shown as what they really are now: terrorists, capable of destroying the lives of not only their enemies, but also of many irish families who try to follow the normal course of their lives. The informant of the title is an ex-IRA assassin who makes a deal with the colaborating irish police, and gives the name of his employers. He and his family are then considered traitors of the "irish" cause, even though his wife, being more influenced by anti-brit irish propaganda, was against the so-called betrayal from the start. Not even she escapes the turmoil that follows: the poor girl is even raped by an IRA ganglord, as some kind of punishment for their betrayal, in a scene that certainly does away with the romanticism that can be expected from such a theme. This is certainly a view of the subject never shown in recent films about the Northern Ireland troubles. At the end of the day, unlike other similar films, there is no "moderate" faction of the IRA to solve things up, no Daniel Day-Lewis to save the day, but only the feeling that things go on unsolved...


7 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
The Best Film --Bar None-- About Northern Ireland neckert7
Is that Film Poster for real?! cazed_and_donfused
the informant erin65
Different Ending From Book colin-barron
dvd sfgiantslove
Discuss The Informant (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?