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Eye of the Needle Details

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Having already been seen spying for the Nazis in 1979's The Eagle Has Landed, Donald Sutherland once more infiltrates wartime England on behalf of Der Fuhrer in Eye of the Needle. Willing to kill even the most innocent of bystanders to complete his task, Sutherland manages to remain in Britain until the eve of D-Day in 1944. Discovering that the invasion is to take place on Normandy, Sutherland scurries to rendezvous with a U-boat off the treacherous Isle of Storms. His mission is thwarted by Kate Nelligan, the frustrated wife of paralyzed RAF commander Christopher Cazenove. Though having fallen in love with Sutherland, Nelligan nonetheless prepares to turn the man in when he kills her husband. Tension mounts in the closing scene as Sutherland races against time to (a) make contact with the U-boat and (b) stop Nelligan before she blows the whistle on him. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Donald Sutherland
as Faber
Kate Nelligan
as Lucy
Ian Bannen
as Percy Godliman
Christopher Cazenove
as David
Barbara Ewing
as Mrs. Garden
David Hayman
as Canter
Alex McCrindle
as Tom
Rupert Frazer
as Muller
Sam Kydd
as Lock Keeper
Stephen MacKenna
as Lieutenant
Stewart Harwood
Bill Nighy
as Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
Faith Brook
as Mrs. Rose
Michael Mellinger
as Portuguese Man
Arthur Lovegrove
as Peterson
Richard Graydon
as Home Guard Private
Rik Mayall
as Sailor
John Bennett
as Kleinmann
Michael Joseph
John Rees
as German Naval Operator
Alan Surtees
as Col. Terry
Chris Jenkinson
as German SS Officer
Bill Fraser
as Mr. Porter
Don Fellows
as American Colonel
Ellis Dale
as Station Master
George Belbin
as Mr. Rose
Colin Rix
as Oliphant
David Ashton
as Oban Radio Operator

Crew

Richard Marquand
Director
Stephen Friedman
Producer
Stanley Mann
Screenwriter
Ken Follett
Book Author
Alan Hume
Cinematographer
Miklos Rozsa
Composer (Music Score)
Sean Barton
Editor
Bert Davey
Art Director
John Hoesli
Art Director
Hugh Scaife
Set Designer
John Bloomfield
Costume Designer
Claude Hitchcock
Sound/Sound Designer
Roger Simons
First Assistant Director
Wally Schneiderman
Makeup
Anthony Squire
Second Unit Director
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