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Shadow Dancer (2012)

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Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare.

Director:

James Marsh

Writers:

Tom Bradby (screenplay), Tom Bradby (based on the novel by)
8 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barry Barnes Barry Barnes ... Gerry Senior
Maria Laird Maria Laird ... Young Collette
Ben Smyth Ben Smyth ... Sean
Brid Brennan ... Ma
Jamie Scott Jamie Scott ... Young Gerry
Bradley Burke Bradley Burke ... Young Connor
Andrea Riseborough ... Collette
Daniel Tatarsky ... Watcher 1
Tom Bennett ... Watcher 2
Nia Gwynne ... Female Watcher
Jason Stalkey Jason Stalkey ... Agent 1 (as Jason Salkey)
Nicholas Asbury ... Agent 2
Clive Owen ... Mac
Morgan Watkins ... MI5 Officer
Cathal Maguire Cathal Maguire ... Mark
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Storyline

In 1993, the IRA member Collette is arrested in the London tube after leaving a bomb in the facility. MI-5 Agent Mac offers a deal to Collette to become an informer. She accepts the agreement to protect her son and in return Mac offers a new identity to her after a period working for the MI-5. Soon Mac learns that his superior Kate Fletcher is using Collette to protect her mole inside the Irish organization. Mac tries to find the identity of the informer and protect Collette. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Collette McVeigh - Mother, Daughter, Sister, Spy.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some violent content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agente C - Dupla Identidade See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$319,337 (United Kingdom), 24 August 2012, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,672, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$99,134, 28 July 2013
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Guy Pearce was at one point set to play Mac. See more »

Goofs

In the police station Windows 95 (released in 1995) is shown several times on computer monitors. The movie is set in 1993. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Connor: [to his sister following an assassination] It's Done!
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Connections

Featured in Projector: Shadow Dancer (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Night Whispers
Composed by Simon Tindale, Joel Bevan and George Robertson
Published by Focus Music (Publishing) Ltd
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Is this just because she has a pretty face
12 December 2013 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

With films like In The Name of the Father, Michael Collins, and Hunger, you really have to have a great film about the IRA to get attention. This film not only succeeds as a film that belongs with the others mentioned, but it is really an impressive film.

The lighting, scenery, costumes and photography, and background music all contribute to the film in a way that one expects of a great film about Britain in the 90s.

Andrea Riseborough (Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley), Domhnall Gleeson (Anna Karenina), David Wilmot (Intermission), and Brid Brennan (Dancing at Lughnasa) gave notable performances allowing us to really feel the personal dilemmas and betrayal they experienced.

Good espionage films tend to keep my interest, and this was edge-of-the- seat action.


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