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Eye of the Needle Details


Having already been seen spying for the Nazis in 1979's , 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


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
Stewart Harwood
Stephen MacKenna
as Lieutenant
David Ashton
as Oban Radio Operator
Ellis Dale
as Station Master
Sam Kydd
as Lock Keeper
Michael Joseph
Michael Mellinger
as Portuguese Man
Bill Nighy
as Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
Chris Jenkinson
as German SS Officer
John Rees
as German Naval Operator
Don Fellows
as American Colonel
Alan Surtees
as Col. Terry
Faith Brook
as Mrs. Rose
Richard Graydon
as Home Guard Private
Rik Mayall
as Sailor
John Bennett
as Kleinmann
Bill Fraser
as Mr. Porter
Arthur Lovegrove
as Peterson
Colin Rix
as Oliphant
George Belbin
as Mr. Rose


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