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Shadow Dancer (2012)

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Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Barnes ...
Gerry Senior
Maria Laird ...
Young Collette
Ben Smyth ...
Brid Brennan ...
Jamie Scott ...
Young Gerry
Bradley Burke ...
Young Connor
Daniel Tatarsky ...
Watcher 1
Watcher 2
Nia Gwynne ...
Female Watcher
Jason Stalkey ...
Agent 1 (as Jason Salkey)
Agent 2
MI5 Officer
Cathal Maguire ...


In 1993, the IRA member Collette is arrested in the London tube after leaving a bomb in the facility. MI-5 Agent Mac offers a deal to Collette to become an informer. She accepts the agreement to protect her son and in return Mac offers a new identity to her after a period working for the MI-5. Soon Mac learns that his superior Kate Fletcher is using Collette to protect her mole inside the Irish organization. Mac tries to find the identity of the informer and protect Collette. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Collette McVeigh - Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy.


Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some violent content | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

24 August 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Agente C - Dupla Identidade  »

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Opening Weekend:

$10,672 (USA) (31 May 2013)


$99,134 (USA) (26 July 2013)

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2.35 : 1
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Guy Pearce was at one point set to play Mac. See more »


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Composed by Simon Tindale, Joel Bevan and George Robertson
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another piece of "the troubles"
6 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

what an extraordinary story told in a narrative style which keeps you guessing all the way to the final shot. all the performances were terrific, subtle as the story unfolds. i am a big history buff, so that aspect of this movie was a real treat for me personally. as i say, the only thing new is the history we do not know. i would highly recommend this movie to any thoughtful viewer who wants to be informed and entertained. it was truly a pleasure to have happened on this while going through the stacks at my library in the DVD section.

bravo to the actors, author and screenplay writer and a wonderful piece of directing including style and pacing. a job well done, indeed!!!!!!

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