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The Crying Game (1992)

A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jody
... Jude
... Fergus
... Maguire
Breffni McKenna ... Tinker (as Breffini McKenna)
... Eddie
Birdy Sweeney ... Tommy (as Birdie Sweeney)
... Dil
... Jane (as Andree Bernard)
... Col
... Dave
... Deveroux
Jack Carr ... Franknum
Josephine White ... Bar Performer 1
Shar Campbell ... Bar Performer 2
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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 Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Rated R for sexuality, strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 February 1993 (USA)  »

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The Soldier's Wife  »

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Budget:

£2,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$101,107, 29 November 1992, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$62,549,000
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2.35 : 1
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Forest Whitaker and Jim Broadbent; and three Oscar nominees: Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson and Stephen Rea. See more »

Goofs

During the street assassination scene a sub-machine gun is used to attack officials entering a car; however, despite the wild spray of bullets and several officials on both sides of the car being hit, no glass breaks in any of the windows and there is no indication of any damage to the body of the car. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jody: [playing ring toss at a carnival] Right.
[tosses a ring]
Jody: That.
[tosses a ring]
Jody: And that. And that is cricket, hon.
Jody: [wins a large teddy bear] Do you want it?
Jude: Sure!
Jody: [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?
Jude: Jude.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Passion of the Christ (2015) See more »

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The White Cliffs Of Dover
Composed by Nat Burton and Walter Kent
Published by B. Feldman and Co. Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by The Blue Jays
Recording Courtesy of Charly International APF
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19 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

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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