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The Absence of War (1995)

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Adapted by David Hare from his own play (the last in Hare's "political trilogy"), this British TV movie stars John Thaw as politician George Jones. Going against the grain of his bosses during a tough political contest, Jones finds himself campaigning against his own party. Though the ending is ironic, it is hardly surprising -- especially since the story was based on the real-life defeat of the Labour Party in the 1992 election. The Absence of War aired over BBC2 in 1995; an earlier videotape of the original 1993 stage play, which also starred John Thaw, is available at Britain's National Film Archive. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
R
Genre:
Drama
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John Thaw
as George Jones
Richard Pasco
as Malcolm Pryce
Nicholas Day
as Charles Kendall

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