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A member of the British Government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a ... See full summary »

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James Morton
Rosana Pastor ...
Helena Moguentes
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Isabelle Morton
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Hans Koenig
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Horst Kramer
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Peter Simpson
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Murray Lomax
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Gordon Cartwright
Alan MacNaughton ...
Karl Ritter
Bill Bolender ...
Arthur Groom
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Prime minister
Adrian Brine ...
President of Court
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Greek commissioner
John Abbott ...
Commissioner's Laywer
Max Gold ...
Morton Lawyer
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A member of the British Government is sent to Brussels to become British Commissioner to the European Community. He is made aware of a web of political and industrial corruption through a series of anonymous letters. Despite his own history of political expediency, the Commissioner rises to the moral challenge and faces off with the evil forces responsible. Written by Peter Samuelson <petersam@who.net>

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James Morton: You're not by any chance some kind of feminist?
Helena: The worst kind! A Woman!
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A Definite Watch
18 January 1999 | by (Hebden Bridge, England) – See all my reviews



This film makes a change in that it is about The European Community instead of one particular political party or country. An embittered out-of-favour British politician (played by John Hurt) is banished to Brussels, as Britain's European Commissioner for Industry, which he believes, will be terribly dull. But then after a tip off about criminal activities by an employee of a top European chemical company, who tells the commissioner that they are also manufacturing nerve and biological warfare agents. From there all the intrigue and double crossing of both friends and enemies starts and does not stop even at the end of this political thriller. This is the best part I have seen John Hurt play for a very long time and as the commissioner he is very convincing. The films only problems are it is a bit drawn out and it is one of those films that leaves you guessing at the end as to what really happened. Will there be a sequel to put our minds at rest? My recommendation is well worth watching and out of 10 I would give it 7.

( JNW ) John N. Wainwright.

jwainwrightj@freenet.co.uk


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