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
Did You Know?
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) [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
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
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with - R. If you can't get it, you do a forfeit.