A German spy carrying information that will reveal the target of Operation Overlord becomes involved with the wife of a crippled man on an isolated island off the Scottish coast while he waits to be picked up.Written by
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Donald Sutherland's character is named "Faber". Three years earlier, in "Animal House", he portrayed a professor at a college called "Faber". See more »
While in the taxi, approaching the railway station, you can see double yellow lines through the car window. Double yellow lines were first introduced in 1958. See more »
[calling on radio to submarine]
Singvogel. Hier ist die Nadel. Kommen.
["Songbird. This is the Needle. Come."]
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NTSC DVD R1 and PAL DVD R2, have different endings. European PAL DVD version ending is approx. 1.5 minutes longer. In the last scene, the helicopter arrives and lands, there is a conversation with the commander about the radio transmission being interrupted and finally the child arrives and reunites with his mother. it's sort of a happy end. This ending was cut from NTSC DVD version. See more »
No matter how far you are,the war will be in your doorstep
It starts as a conspiracy movie.A man who is a spy of Nazis working for England.Then his identity comes clear and with important informations our man starts to escape.The chase begins.
Movie is really successful about giving audience the pressure of the timeline.But the most important thing is this movie holds the tension into the lives of people who has no connect with the war.Spy hides in the home of a family which lives in an island,far from war.They don't know who he is and police don't know where he is.So movie adds new level of adventure to its structure and gets some kind of thriller atmosphere.Will the secrets be in the hands of Nazis and what will be the end of the family.
Donald Sutherland plays a classical performance.The director does a good job about creating the tension.And the most beautiful thing is the movie itself.It has all the 70's spy movie genre and cinematography and holds the 'danger to the civil' factor besides all super-power states relationships.
And my conclusion for this movie is simple:No matter how far you are,the war will be knocking your door;in one way or another.
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