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The Tenth Man (1988)





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Anthony Hopkins stars in this glossy TV adaptation of Graham Greene's The Tenth Man. The scene is Paris, during the Nazi occupation. Hopkins plays a French lawyer who is sentenced to be executed as a reprisal for the activities of the Resistance. To escape the firing squad, Hopkins arranges for another man to take his place. That man, played by Timothy Wilson, is an embittered soul with no desire to go on living. As part of his bargain with Hopkins, Wilson wills Hopkins' estate to his own heirs. At war's end, Hopkins, travelling incognito, takes a gardener's job at the estate he once owned. He gradually falls in love with Wilson's sister Kristin Scott Thomas. And then total stranger Derek Jacobi shows up--claiming to be the long-lost Hopkins! Produced in Britain by veteran TV-movie maven David Rosemont, The Tenth Man was first offered December 4, 1988, as a Hallmark Hall of Fame special.

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Derek Jacobi
as The Imposter
Brenda Bruce
as Therese's Mother
Cyril Cusack
as The Priest
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Critic Reviews for The Tenth Man

All Critics (2)

Glossy TV movie thriller.

August 14, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The acting is splendid, it has a dour, sober quality and boasts an authentic period feel. Sort of "Masterpiece Theatre" meets Dostoevsky.

July 18, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Tenth Man


The Tenth Man is a worthy movie. It is easy to see how the decisions were made by the various characters, even though the outcomes were not at all what was expected.

Red Lats
Red Lats

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Don't expect this to be something like The Third Man, Not even close

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

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