An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either...Written by
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The fable that Jody (Forest Whitaker) tells Fergus (Stephen Rea) about the Scorpion and the Frog was also told by Orson Welles in his 1955 low-budget Film Noir thriller, Mr Arkadin. See more »
During the scene shot at Balbriggan County, Dublin, a Northern Ireland Railways GM locomotive 113 passes in the background, with a passenger train. The sound dubbed in is a British Rail HST railcar set, which is quite different. The sound
effect is also too short; most of the train passes silently. See more »
[playing ring toss at a carnival]
[tosses a ring]
[tosses a ring]
And that. And that is cricket, hon.
[wins a large teddy bear]
Do you want it?
[hands her the teddy bear]
Doesn't matter if you don't. You know I won't be offended. Jody's never offended. What'd you say your name was?
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I just finished watching The Crying Game and, I must say, it is worth all the hype. It has a great deal of twists and surprises, and yet manages to maintain its plausibility throughout. Notwithstanding the excellent action and suspense, it is a story of love and of human nature, that is masterfully shown here as infinitely multifaceted. 10/10
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