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A Different Loyalty (2004)

Leo Cauffield, chief of British counterespionage, fails by a whisker to arrest two fellow Cambridge-graduated spies who just manage to defect to Moscow, resigns and becomes a journalist. In... See full summary »

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Cynthia Cauffield (as Ann Lambton)
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Leslie Quennell
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Lucy Cauffield
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Sir Michael Strickland
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Leo Cauffield, chief of British counterespionage, fails by a whisker to arrest two fellow Cambridge-graduated spies who just manage to defect to Moscow, resigns and becomes a journalist. In Beirut, home of his Islam-converted father, Leo seduces Sally Tyler to divorce her husband for him. Their happiness with children from both marriages is cut short a few years later, when Leo suddenly disappears; Sally learns soon he's suspected of having defected to Moscow too, which she refuses to believe, but will be forced to while Western secret services want Leo back or dead. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for sexuality and some language | See all certifications »

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14 October 2004 (Portugal)  »

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Codice Homer  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Rupert Everett has previously played the lead in another film based on the story of the Cambridge Spies, Another Country (1984), in which his character was based on real life spy Guy Burgess. See more »

Goofs

One of the shots of Moscow in the 1960s shows The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. It was destroyed by Stalin in the 1930s, and rebuilt during the 1990s. In the 1960s an outdoor pool would have been in its place. See more »

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Leo Cauffield: There's evidence of someone they call agent Virgin, maybe a convert.The main source of the leak is someone who works inside the foreign office in London and his code name is Homer.
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The opening credits appear on the screen in the fashion of text typed and displayed on a very early computer, during scenes showing events taking place a decade before the time the film is set in. See more »

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Features King Lear (1971) See more »

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1001 Nights
Music by Luc Boivin and A. Weils-Oberegger
Lyrics by André Paradis and Nada Raphaél
Performed by Sylva Balassanian
Courtesy of Les Éditions Clavicorde Inc.
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Avoid..
18 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Watching this movie was a very disappointing experience. The premise was good (like with most movies out there), but the execution was just atrocious, and the story was unrealistic at best. For example, the movie shows us that a westerner was allowed to go in and out of Soviet Union, as well as go though streets of Moscow without any surveillance in the midst of cold war!!

Moreover, the actors seemed like they were made out of wood in terms of expressiveness. The story was painfully slow and was heading nowhere, really: nothing changed nor happened though the entire movie...

Funny how our protagonists had a view at the Basilica of Christ the Saviour in early 70s (Destroyed in early 20th century, restored in late 90s by the mayor of Moscow)... This and many other anachronisms give out the fact that the production team didn't even research the subject of their work before filming...

2/10


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