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MI-5 (2015)

Spooks: The Greater Good (original title)
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When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

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Robert Vass
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June Keaton
Geoffrey Streatfeild ...
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Philip Emerson
Matthew Walker ...
Prison Van Officer
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Adem Qasim
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Francis Warrender
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Geraldine Maltby
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Ed Lansbury
Luke Harris ...
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Hamza Ahmadi
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MI5 personnel are caught up in a traffic jam in London while escorting the CIA's most wanted terrorist to an arranged CIA handover point, when he is suddenly rescued by armed men on motorbikes. Harry Pearce, the head of Counter-Terrorism at MI5 is blamed for the terrorist escaping. Especially as Harry disappeared shortly after the incident. An ex-agent, Will Holloway, and protégé of Harry's is recalled by MI5 to assist in finding and bringing Harry in. However Harry has disappeared for a reason. Certain that there is a traitor in a senior position in MI5, he enlists the somewhat reluctant Will to help him in uncovering the rat or rats concerned. Written by Woodland Outlaw

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Loyalty is treason See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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

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4 December 2015 (USA)  »

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This movie was first released in the same 2015 year as a number of other spy, espionage, intelligence, and secret agent movies, with a couple of them also comedies. The movies include Spy (2015) [a Bond spoof]; Spectre (2015); Sicario (2015) [FBI; which has a title which is almost an anagram of Ian Fleming's "Risico" (1960) James Bond short-story bar the letter 'A']; Survivor (2015) starring Pierce Brosnan; Black Mass (2015) [FBI]; Mortdecai (2015) [has an MI5 agent lead character]; Queen of the Desert (2015) [central character was a WWI attaché to the British Secret Service]; the Bondian Furious 7 (2015); Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) [which shot in three of the same countries as Spectre (2015): Austria, England, & Morocco]; Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015) [a cold war espionage thriller]; The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Ian Fleming was an original co-creator], MI-5 (2015) aka "MI-5"; and even Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) [a Bondesque homage], a 2014 film but which was mostly widely theatrically released in 2015. Also in theaters in 2015 from 2014, was Pierce Brosnan and Quantum of Solace (2008)'s Olga Kurylenko in The November Man (2014); and the heavily Oscar nominated World War II espionage film, The Imitation Game (2014). First released in 2014 were 3 Days to Kill (2014) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). See more »

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Passengers travel on the shuttle train after going airside through security at Heathrow Terminal 5 to get to the 5B terminal and not before clearing security as depicted in the chase between Holloway and the MI5 officers.

(This sequence was originally scripted to be at Gatwick Airport - which does have shuttle trains between terminals. The sequence of events was kept for dramatic effect when production opted to shoot at Heathrow instead.) See more »

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Robert Vass: I spy with my little eye, something beginning with - R. If you can't get it, you do a forfeit.
June Keaton: Rain?
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It worked for me.
9 May 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Spooks TV show has been a popular hit in the UK. Now the producers have gone and made a spin-off movie. Peter Firth is back in his role as Harry while we welcome a new addition in the form of Kit Harrington.

First of all, this movie is somewhat separate from the TV show. You don't need to have seen the TV show in order to understand what is going on. The movie had a fairly decent storyline and that is what it mainly focuses on. There are also a couple of intense moments which is what I like in a thriller. There is also a bit of character development as well. Without giving anything away there are also a couple of twists. Don't go into this movie expecting gun fights and car chases - you will be disappointed. They didn't have that kind of thing in the TV show, so it would make sense to do the same thing for the movie.

All in all, it was a good movie to enjoy. I have only seen the first two seasons of the TV show which I enjoyed and I didn't have any problems with this movie. So for me it worked.


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