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The Crying Game ()


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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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Jody
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Jude
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Fergus
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Maguire
Breffni McKenna ...
Tinker (as Breffini McKenna)
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Eddie
Birdy Sweeney ...
Tommy (as Birdie Sweeney)
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Dil
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Jane (as Andree Bernard)
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Col
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Dave
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Deveroux
Jack Carr ...
Franknum
Josephine White ...
Bar Performer 1
Shar Campbell ...
Bar Performer 2
Bryan Coleman ...
Judge (as Brian Coleman)
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Security Man 1
David Crionelly ...
Security Man 2
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Bouncer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Neil Jordan

Written by

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Neil Jordan ... (written by)

Produced by

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Paul Cowan ... associate producer
Rainer Grupe ... film associate producer
Elizabeth Karlsen ... co-producer
Nik Powell ... executive producer
Stephen Woolley ... producer

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Anne Dudley

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Ian Wilson ... (photographed by)

Film Editing by

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Kant Pan

Editorial Department

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Victoria Boydell ... second assistant editor
Sally Hodges ... post-production runner
Clive Noakes ... color timer
Martyn Robinson ... assistant editor

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Susie Figgis

Production Design by

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Jim Clay

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Chris Seagers

Set Decoration by

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Martin Childs

Costume Design by

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Sandy Powell

Makeup Department

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Miri Ben-Schlomo ... assistant to makeup artist (as Miri Ben Schlomo)
Geraldine Jones ... chief hair stylist (as Gerry Jones)
Daniel Parker ... prosthetic makeup artist
Morag Ross ... chief makeup artist

Production Management

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Gemma Fallon ... production manager: Ireland
Amanda Posey ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Seamus Collins ... second assistant director: Ireland
Jonathan Karlsen ... third assistant director
Melvin Lind ... second assistant director
Redmond Morris ... first assistant director
Robert Quinn ... third assistant director: Ireland

Art Department

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Brian Aldridge ... dressing prop
Dave Allen ... construction manager
Micky Bacon ... property master
Brian Bassett ... carpenter: Ireland
Celia Bobak ... production buyer
Paul Bradburn ... stand-by prop
Eddie Francis ... chargehand stand-by prop
Peter Gallagher ... dressing prop: Ireland
Paul Ghirardani ... assistant art director
Ken Hawkey ... stand-by painter
Jane Henwood ... art department runner
John Lamon ... construction manager: Ireland
Tom Martin ... chargehand carpenter (as Thomas Martin)
Brian Mitchell ... stand-by stagehand
Owen Monaghan ... props
Con Murphy ... stand-by rigger
Jimmy O'Meara ... stagehand: Ireland (as James O'Meara)
Rodney Pincott ... dressing props storeman
Bobby Scott ... painter: Ireland
Rebecca Todd ... prop maker
Tommy Westbrook ... stand-by carpenter

Sound Department

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Tony Cook ... boom operator
Richard Dunford ... dialogue editor (as Rick Dunford)
Leonard Green ... assistant sound editor
Eddy Joseph ... supervising sound editor
Dominic Lester ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Colin Nicolson ... sound recordist
Victor Nunes ... footsteps editor
Robin O'Donoghue ... re-recording mixer
Damiano Vukotic ... sound trainee

Special Effects by

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Peter Hutchinson ... special effects supervisor

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Andy Stevens ... optical camera assistant: Magic Camera Co
Alan Church ... optical camera (uncredited)

Stunts

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Del Baker ... stunt driver
Helen Caldwell ... stunt double
Abbi Collins ... stunt double
Clive Curtis ... stunt coordinator
Ray De-Haan ... stunt performer
Elaine Ford ... stunt double / stunt performer
Wayne Michaels ... stunt driver
Valentino Musetti ... stunt driver

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenny Byrne ... focus puller
Vince Clarke ... rigging gaffer (as Vincent Clarke)
Gary Colkett ... electrician
Louis Conroy ... electrician: Ireland
Gary Cross ... electrician
Noel Cullen ... electrician: Ireland
Dave Escoffery ... best boy
Brendan Galvin ... clapper loader
Tom Hilton ... still photographer
Gary Hutchings ... camera grip
Terry Mulligan ... electrician: Ireland
John Murphy ... grip
Ricky Pattenden ... electrician
Norman Smith ... gaffer
Ian Wilson ... camera operator
Paul Wood ... electrician
Dan Zeff ... camera trainee
Jan Pester ... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Jonathan Taylor ... first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Liora Reich ... casting assistant
Louis Elman ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Wendy Asher ... wardrobe assistant: Ireland
Paul Minter ... wardrobe supervisor
Clare Spragge ... wardrobe supervisor

Location Management

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Terry Blyther ... location manager
Gilly Case ... location manager: re-shoot
Martin O'Malley ... location manager: Ireland
Scott Rowlatt ... location assistant

Music Department

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Rachel Bolt ... viola
Anne Dudley ... conductor / orchestrator
Roger Dudley ... music mixer
Colin Sheen ... orchestral contractor

Transportation Department

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Sara Desmond ... runner driver
Terry English ... unit driver
Gerry Floyd ... unit driver
Martin Redrup ... driver: electric
Cheryl Willcocks ... runner driver

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Paolo Buglioni ... Italian dubbing: Jody
Mark Camps ... caterer
Eileen Conroy ... unit nurse: Ireland
Diana Dill ... script supervisor
Paul Duncan ... caterer
Michael Garland ... post-production accountant
Patrick Isherwood ... production accountant (as Pat Isherwood)
Vince Jordan ... caterer
Polly Leys ... assistant to producer
Bernard McCormack ... fairground supervisor: Ireland
John McKenna ... armorer
Laura Mercatali ... Italian dubbing: Jude
Ludovica Modugno ... Italian dubbing: Dil
Steve Morphew ... stand-in
Angela Morrison ... legal advisor
Sarah Nichols ... assistant accountant (as Sarah Lucraft)
Peter Ogunsalu ... assistant: Mr. Woolley
Claudio Maria Pascoli ... Italian dubbing: Maguire
Samantha Plaisted ... floor runner
Gavin Poolman ... production executive
Brenda Rawn ... assistant to director
Franco Ricordi ... Italian dubbing: Dave
Michelle Sewell ... publicist
Phil Symes ... publicist
Fabrizio Temperini ... Italian dubbing: Fergus
Marilyn Took ... stand-in
Fiona Traynor ... production coordinator: Ireland
Fran Triefus ... production coordinator
Carlo Valli ... Italian dubbing: Col
Polly Withers ... assistant to producer
Andrew Zein ... production runner

Thanks

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Lucas Church ... special thanks
Dai Davis ... special thanks
Graham Easton ... special thanks
Frederick Elmes ... special thanks
Rainer Grupe ... special thanks
Andrés Vicente Gómez ... special thanks (as Andres Gomez)
Hanno Huth ... special thanks
Jane & Alex ... special thanks: the Scala
Robert Jones ... special thanks
Michael Katz ... special thanks (as Mike Katz)
Jean Labadie ... special thanks
Chris Lowe ... special thanks
Jonathan Sampson ... special thanks
Lis Swingler ... special thanks
Neil Tennant ... special thanks
Manfredi Traxler ... special thanks
Jill Wall ... special thanks
Edythe Woolley ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • The Soldier's Wife (United States)
  • Juego de lágrimas (Spain)
  • Gra pozorów (Poland)
  • Igra plakanja (Serbia)
  • Играчка плачка (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Budget GBP2,300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Neil Jordan originally intended to title the movie "The Soldier's Wife", but was advised by his friend Stanley Kubrick to change it. Kubrick recommended this change because he believed that films with either religious or military titles usually deterred audiences and were often financial failures (something that Jordan had experienced when his religiously-titled movies The Miracle (1991) and We're No Angels (1989) flopped at the box office). Jordan selected the new title from a 1960s hit British pop song. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Boy George: The Crying Game (1992). See more »
Soundtracks When A Man Loves A Woman See more »
Quotes Jody: ...and as they both sink beneath the waves, the frog cries out, "Why did you sting me, Mr. Scorpion? For now we both will drown!" Scorpion replies, "I can't help it. It's in my nature!"
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