Hennessy (1975)


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Actor Richard Johnson wrote the original story for this taut suspense drama that stars Rod Steiger as Niall Hennessy, a man who plans to blow up the British Parliament in retaliation for the accidental death of his family in Belfast. Johnson plays Scotland Yard-inspector Hollis, an expert in the struggles of Ireland, who under Commander Rice (Trevor Howard) attempts to locate Hennessy. Hennessy has journeyed to London with a plan to substitute himself for MP Burgess (Hugh Moxey) and, wiring … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: John Gay
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 7, 1988
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as Hennessy

as Kate Brooke

as Inspector Hollis

as Commander Rice

as Williams

as Tobin

as Gerry

as Boyle

as Burgess M.P.

as Housekeeper

as Maguire
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Critic Reviews for Hennessy

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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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The weak script and uninspiring dialogue is compensated for by the crisp action sequences and fast-pacing of the story.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

September 15, 2005

Audience Reviews for Hennessy

Taut thriller set during the later troubles between Ireland and England. The use of American actors Steiger and Lee Remick is a little puzzling in this most European story but they acquit themselves well nonetheless. Excellent use of stock footage at the end to make it seem the queen and members of Parliment are actually involved as events unfold.

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