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MI-5 (2015)

Spooks: The Greater Good (original title)
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When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

Director:

Bharat Nalluri

Writers:

Jonathan Brackley (screenplay), Sam Vincent (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Wildman ... Robert Vass
Tuppence Middleton ... June Keaton
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ... Calum Reed
Peter Firth ... Harry Pearce
Elliot Levey ... Philip Emerson
Matthew Walker Matthew Walker ... Prison Van Officer
Elyes Gabel ... Adem Qasim
David Harewood ... Francis Warrender
Jennifer Ehle ... Geraldine Maltby
Tim McInnerny ... Oliver Mace
Ronan Summers ... Ed Lansbury
Luke Harris Luke Harris ... MI5 Officer
Amra Mallassi ... Hamza Ahmadi
Lara Pulver ... Erin Watts
Kit Harington ... Will Holloway
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Storyline

MI5 personnel are caught up in a traffic jam in London while escorting the CIA's most wanted terrorist to an arranged CIA handover point, when he is suddenly rescued by armed men on motorbikes. Harry Pearce, the head of Counter-Terrorism at MI5 is blamed for the terrorist escaping. Especially as Harry disappeared shortly after the incident. An ex-agent, Will Holloway, and protégé of Harry's is recalled by MI5 to assist in finding and bringing Harry in. However Harry has disappeared for a reason. Certain that there is a traitor in a senior position in MI5, he enlists the somewhat reluctant Will to help him in uncovering the rat or rats concerned. Written by Woodland Outlaw

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When you lie for a living, who can you trust? See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MI-5 See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Actor Kit Harington's primary reason for taking the role was to avoid being typecast in period pieces. See more »

Goofs

When Will Holloway is rescued in Moscow, he gets into a Tesla Model S. When the car pulls away, the sounds of urgent engine revving and gear changes are heard. The Tesla Model S is a fully electric car and hence makes no such sounds. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Robert Vass: I spy with my little eye, something beginning with - R. If you can't get it, you do a forfeit.
June Keaton: Rain?
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Follows MI-5 (2002) See more »

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It worked for me.
9 May 2015 | by amalankSee all my reviews

The Spooks TV show has been a popular hit in the UK. Now the producers have gone and made a spin-off movie. Peter Firth is back in his role as Harry while we welcome a new addition in the form of Kit Harrington.

First of all, this movie is somewhat separate from the TV show. You don't need to have seen the TV show in order to understand what is going on. The movie had a fairly decent storyline and that is what it mainly focuses on. There are also a couple of intense moments which is what I like in a thriller. There is also a bit of character development as well. Without giving anything away there are also a couple of twists. Don't go into this movie expecting gun fights and car chases - you will be disappointed. They didn't have that kind of thing in the TV show, so it would make sense to do the same thing for the movie.

All in all, it was a good movie to enjoy. I have only seen the first two seasons of the TV show which I enjoyed and I didn't have any problems with this movie. So for me it worked.


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