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Salting the Battlefield (2014)

This is a re-release of the original title Salting the Battlefield (2014).

Director:

David Hare

Writer:

David Hare
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Fiennes ... Alec Beasley
Shazad Latif ... Jez Nichols
Felicity Jones ... Julianne Worricker
James McArdle James McArdle ... Ted Finch
Bill Nighy ... Johnny Worricker
Saskia Reeves ... Anthea Catcheside
Daniel Ryan ... Bill Catcheside
Leanne Best ... Amber Page
Judy Davis ... Jill Tankard
Helena Bonham Carter ... Margot Tyrrell
Ewen Bremner ... Rollo Maverley
Olivia Williams ... Belinda Kay
Kate Burdette ... Allegra Betts
Rupert Graves ... Stirling Rogers
Andrew Cleaver Andrew Cleaver ... Brian Lord
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Storyline

The Johnny Worricker Spy trilogy concludes with Salting the Battlefield, in which our hero with his ex girlfriend, Margot are criss-crossing Europe trying to stay one step ahead of the security services and a vengeful Prime Minister. Worricker is being watched - His family and friends are being watched - He is running out of cash and he needs to make a move to reach an endgame. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Worricker Trilogy See more »

Filming Locations:

Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany See more »

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Reunites three Harry Potter actors; Ralph Fieness, Helena Bonham Carter and Bill Nighy See more »

Goofs

When Johnny Worricker walks towards the ferry then off the ferry, he casually carries two cases of wine in his left arm. The wine alone would weigh approx 18Kg (40lbs) not to mention the bottles, but the ease with which he carries them suggests that the cases were empty. See more »

Quotes

Margot Tyrrell: You know him well?
Reverend Bernard Towers: I helped him through some difficult days. When he was a student, he loved the idea of faith, the life of the church. So, someone had to point out that he didn't actually believe.
Margot Tyrrell: And that was you. And he didn't.
Reverend Bernard Towers: No. He wanted to, more than anything, but sadly that's not the same thing.
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Follows Page Eight (2011) See more »

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good news, bad news
11 April 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Intentionally or otherwise, this review of the 3rd instalment of the series follows the actual script for the series.

In other words, just like the revelations that the central character must deal with in the story, we viewers also must cope with good news and bad news.

The bad news is that on the basis of pure entertainment, this is the weakest instalment. The fault here is that expectations were too high. The first two presented powerful and charismatic actors who popped in and out of nowhere. This sort of trope is missing here. The first two presented Nighy's character as a sort of white knight who potentially could bend an entire system to his will while he righted perceived wrongs. This final episode introduces reality into that hope.

The good news is that if you are going to narrow the focus of a film to the core stars, you could do worse than these stars. There is a scene near the close where Fiennes and Nighy finally get a face to face. It is a short scene but so powerful it could curl your hair without a curling iron. As it plays out, you realize the entire series was building to that one scene. Maybe Nighy's character is too naive for modern geo-politics. Maybe the extra eye candy is missing from this episode. Maybe the third Act is just about loose ends. But this is still spy drama at its best.


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