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George Smiley comes out of retirement to settle the affairs of an old friend.

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Called out of retirement to settle the affairs of a friend, Smiley finds his old organization, the Circus, so overwhelmed by political considerations that it doesn't want to know what happened. He begins to follow up the clues of his friends past days, discovering that the clues lead to a high person in the Russian Secret service, and a secret important enough to kill for. Smiley continues to put together the pieces a step ahead or a step behind the Russian killers. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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25 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Agent in eigener Sache  »

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according to Marcia Wheeler the original director dropped out. See more »

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Toby Esterhase: George, all your life! Fantastic!
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The wooden planks in the opening credits are those of park benches. See more »

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Follows The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) See more »

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One of the great spy films of all time.
12 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Definitely the best film version of the books. More artful than Tinker Tailor and much more intense. The characters are more developed, especially Smiley's. The end of the movie had me on the edge of my seat, the suspense was incredible. If you enjoy spy films, this is absolutely essential viewing.

If only they made films this great all the time! (now available on DVD)


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