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Eye of the Needle Details

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Having already been seen spying for the Nazis in 1979's [[Feature~V15062~The Eagle Has Landed~theeaglehaslanded]], [[Performer~P69192~Donald Sutherland~donaldsutherland]] 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, [[Performer~P69192~Sutherland~donaldsutherland]] manages to remain in Britain until the eve of D-Day in 1944. Discovering that the invasion is to take place on Normandy, [[Performer~P69192~Sutherland~donaldsutherland]] scurries to rendezvous with a U-boat off the treacherous Isle of Storms. His mission is thwarted by [[Performer~P52151~Kate Nelligan~katenelligan]], the frustrated wife of paralyzed RAF commander [[Performer~P11550~Christopher Cazenove~christophercazenove]]. Though having fallen in love with [[Performer~P69192~Sutherland~donaldsutherland]], [[Performer~P52151~Nelligan~katenelligan]] nonetheless prepares to turn the man in when he kills her husband. Tension mounts in the closing scene as [[Performer~P69192~Sutherland~donaldsutherland]] races against time to (a) make contact with the U-boat and (b) stop [[Performer~P52151~Nelligan~katenelligan]] 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
Chris Jenkinson
as German SS Officer
Sam Kydd
as Lock Keeper
Colin Rix
as Oliphant
Stephen MacKenna
as Lieutenant
Stewart Harwood
John Bennett
as Kleinmann
David Ashton
as Oban Radio Operator
Michael Mellinger
as Portuguese Man
Bill Nighy
as Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
Michael Joseph
Arthur Lovegrove
as Peterson
Faith Brook
as Mrs. Rose
John Rees
as German Naval Operator
Don Fellows
as American Colonel
Ellis Dale
as Station Master
Richard Graydon
as Home Guard Private
Rik Mayall
as Sailor
Bill Fraser
as Mr. Porter
Alan Surtees
as Col. Terry
George Belbin
as Mr. Rose

Crew

Richard Marquand
Director
Stephen Friedman
Producer
Ken Follett
Book Author
Stanley Mann
Screenwriter
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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