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...
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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
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 »
When the airplane flies over New York, it is an Eastern Airlines Lockheed Tri-Star (aka L-1011), when it has taxied, it is a Pan Am Boeing 707. See more »
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 »
For me, the biggest thing that can make or break a movie is it's characters. The characters in this film, however, had about as much depth as a Kleenex. For the first half hour or so of the film, I found myself thinking "Who cares?". Basically, we're introduced to two people who meet and fall madly in love....in the first 5 minutes of the movie. No character development to speak of, and they certainly didn't change or grow during the course of the movie. Everett and Stone had zero chemistry, so the love scenes just looked forced and awkward. On top of all this, the film had no flow to it what-so-ever; it cut back and forth so quick and so often it was hard to keep track. Somehow it did manage to keep my attention throughout, so I guess that buys it a few points....but in general, this is a very poor film. Don't bother wasting 100 minutes of your life, watch something else.
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