When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon discover to be contained in an audio tape which the man had with him, exposing political manipulations at the highest levels of government. But such underlying agendas require careful considerations to avoid worse things than murder.Written by
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Government, political, intelligence, and military agencies and organizations, real or fictional, featured and/or referenced, in this film include: MI5, MI6, the CIA, the IRA, the IUC, the RUC, the SAS, the CID, the SSU, the Pentagon, Army Intelligence, the British Army, British Intelligence, British Security Services, the Conservative Party [GB], and the Royal Ulster Constabulary. See more »
Do you mind if I smoke?
Yes, I do.
[the stenographer lady grins at Kerrigan's challenge of a superior officer]
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Written by Brian Warfield
Re-arranged by Ron Kavana
Performed by Ron Kavana and Terry Woods
Published by Skin Music See more »
Just great political drama. It takes place in 1987 Belfast. A human rights activist (Frances McDormand) investigating British brutality against the Irish, and a police inspector (Brian Cox) are investigating the murder of one of her colleagues. They find a huge conspiracy that leads to the highest people in government.
I know only the basics of the conflict in Northern Ireland, but I was able to follow the story. They shot on location and the accents are, at times, incomprehensible, but it actually adds to the movie. The movie looks grimy and bleak...as it should. The movie is VERY critical of England. McDormand and Cox are superb and the movie is very realistic...especially the ending.
Sadly, this movie bombed big in America. It came out before McDormand hit it big with "Fargo" and Cox before "In the Name of the Father". Still, this is well worth seeing. Don't miss it!
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