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For Queen & Country (1988)

R | | Action, Crime, Drama | 19 May 1989 (USA)
A retired British soldier struggles to adjust to everyday life, with increasing difficulty.

Director:

Martin Stellman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Reuben James
Dorian Healy ... Tony aka Fish
Sean Chapman ... Bob Harper
Graham McTavish ... Lieutenant
Geff Francis ... Lynford
Frank Harper ... Mickey
Craig Fairbrass ... Challoner
Michael Bray Michael Bray ... Bryant
George Baker ... Kilcoyne
Bruce Payne ... Colin
Stella Gonet ... Debbie
Colin Thomas Colin Thomas ... Feargal
Tatiana Strauss Tatiana Strauss ... French Girl #1
Valérie Chassigneux Valérie Chassigneux ... French Girl #2
Brian McDermott Brian McDermott ... Harry
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Storyline

Reuben, having been discharged from the British military, returns to London after a tour of duty in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, where he was decorated as a war Hero. However, given his vocation to his country, he finds interviews for jobs surprisingly difficult to arrange, even though they were sorted out by his careers officers in the army. Within time, he realises his illustrious army record holds no sway in everyday life. Written by Anonymous

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He's older, he's wiser, but times have changed.


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Linda Henry's debut. See more »

Quotes

Reuben James: Listen, I ain't no hero alright?
Stacey: So what are all them medals for then?
Reuben James: Campaign medals, that's what they are. Give 'em to everyone, even the cooks.
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A great performance by Denzel Washington!!
25 March 2006 | by silkwellSee all my reviews

I have to disagree with the previous commentator's opinion. Washington's accent was about as spot on for a "Yank" as was we'll say Pitt's was in "Snatch" to an Irish tinker's. The movie while obviously low-budget (no different than we'll say "My Beautiful Laundrette" or "Mona Lisa" at this particular time in UK productions), yet its concentration on the inherent drama of a confused and conflicted ex-Para in a non-empathetic society totally over-rode its budgetary limitations.

This was an above-average movie (and a rare one) of its genre and adequately displays Washington's versatility as an actor.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,771, 21 May 1989

Gross USA:

$191,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$191,051
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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