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The Crying Game Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In this successful psychological thriller, a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army discovers that some people just aren't who you expect them to be. Fergus ([[Performer~P59079~Stephen Rea~stephenrea]]) is an IRA "volunteer" who, despite personal misgivings, takes part in the kidnapping of a black British soldier, Jody ([[Performer~P116578~Forest Whitaker~forestwhitaker]]), stationed in Northern Ireland. The IRA hopes to use Jody as a bargaining chip to win the release of IRA operatives behind bars, but, while guarding Jody, Fergus becomes fast friends with his prisoner. Jody makes Fergus promise him that if he dies, Fegus will look in on his girlfriend, Dil ([[Performer~P17211~Jaye Davidson~jayedavidson]]), and see if she's all right. Jody escapes, and Fergus doesn't have the heart to shoot him; as fate would have it, Jody runs from the woods into a street only to be run over by a British police vehicle, which then flushes out the IRA compound. Fergus escapes to London, where he's wanted by the law for Jody's kidnapping and also by his former girlfriend, IRA operative Jude ([[Performer~P60083~Miranda Richardson~mirandarichardson]]), who thinks he knows too much to fall into the hands of the British authorities. Good to his word, Fergus tracks down Dil, and soon the two outcasts find themselves entering into a love affair, although Fergus discovers that Dil is not the sort of woman he thought she was. Writer/director [[Performer~P96396~Neil Jordan~neiljordan]] won an Academy Award for his screenplay; the title song, which was a U.K. hit for [[Performer~P281862~Dave Berry~daveberry]] in 1965, was re-recorded for the film by one-time [[Performer~P16114~Culture Club~cultureclub]] vocalist [[Performer~P26450~Boy George~bobgeorge]] with backing by the [[Performer~P56248~Pet Shop Boys~petshopboys]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 18, 1992

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Society of Film Critics Stephen Rae Best Actor 1992 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Jaye Davidson Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) 1992 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jaye Davidson Best Supporting Actor 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jaye Davidson Best Supporting Actor 1992 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Neil Jordan Best Screenplay (Runner-up) 1992 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Neil Jordan Best Original Screenplay 1992 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Neil Jordan Best Screenplay 1992 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Neil Jordan Best Foreign Film 1992 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Neil Jordan Best Original Screenplay 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Neil Jordan David Lean Award 1992 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Neil Jordan Best Director 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Neil Jordan Best Director 1992 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Neil Jordan Best Picture 1993 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Miranda Richardson Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) 1992 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Miranda Richardson Best Supporting Actress 1992 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Miranda Richardson Best Supporting Actress 1992 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Stephen Rea Best Actor 1991 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Stephen Rea Best Actor 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stephen Rea Best Actor 1992 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stephen Woolley Best Picture 1992 Nominee
European Film Academy Stephen Woolley European Achievement of the Year 1993 Winner
European Film Academy Nik Powell European Achievement of the Year 1993 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Kant Pan Best Editing 1992 Nominee

Crew

Neil Jordan
Director
Stephen Woolley
Producer
Neil Jordan
Screenwriter
Ian Wilson
Cinematographer
Anne Dudley
Composer (Music Score)
Kant Pan
Editor
Jim Clay
Production Designer
Chris Seagers
Art Director
Elizabeth Karlsen
Co-producer
Paul Cowan
Associate Producer
Nik Powell
Executive Producer
Martin Childs
Set Designer
Sandy Powell
Costume Designer
Peter Hutchinson
Special Effects
Redmond Morris
First Assistant Director
Susie Figgis
Casting
Paul Cowan
Line Producer
Morag Ross
Makeup
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