The Whistle Blower

1987

The Whistle Blower

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86%

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Total Count: 7

42%

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Superpatriotic Briton Michael Caine learns from his son Nigel Havers, a Russian translator with Government Communications Headquarters, that the CIA might have ordered the deaths of some GCH employees to avoid any security leaks. When Havers mentions that he's thinking about blowing the whistle on the sordid goings-on, Caine, convinced that whatever the CIA is doing is for the greatest good, implores his son to keep quiet. Soon afterward, Havers is found murdered. Even after this, Caine refuses to think ill of his government and its allies. It takes the death of investigative reporter James Fox to shake Caine out of his self-denial and to confront the persons responsible for the killings within the GCH. The venerable John Gielgud offers a surprising characterization in this complex conspiracy thriller.

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Cast

Michael Caine
as The Whistle Blower
Nigel Havers
as Robert 'Bob' Jones
John Gielgud
as Sir Adrian Chapple
Felicity Dean
as Cynthia Goodburn
Barry Foster
as Charles Greig
Kenneth Colley
as Bill Pickett
Andrew Hawkins
as Allen Goodburn
Trevor Cooper
as Inspector Bourne
Bill Wallis
as Dodgson
David Langton
as Secretary to the Cabinet
Susan Porrett
as Security Officer
Gregory Floy
as Coroner's Officer
Joe Dunlop
as Policeman
Sevilia Delofski
as Russian Woman
Doyle Richmond
as American Interrogator
Joe Dunlap
as Policeman
Carmel Cryan
as Anne, Frank's Secretary
John Gill
as Clergyman
Renny Krupinski
as Contact Prisoner
Ralph Nossek
as Makeup Man
Andrew Bradford
as Prison Officer
David Shaughnessey
as Medical Officer
Patrick Holt
as Irate Driver
Peter Miles
as Stephen Kedge
David Telfer
as Ticket Collector
Sevilla Delofski
as Russian Woman
Peter Hutchinson
as Bank Manager
Jan Carey
as Miss Donald
Pamela Collins
as Sloane Ranger
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Critic Reviews for The Whistle Blower

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Audience Reviews for The Whistle Blower

  • May 11, 2010
    (1987 Director: Simon Langton) Saw this movie for the first time a few weeks ago. But plan to watch it again tonight, Tuesday, May 11 on This TV 3.2 tonight. Sir John Geilgud co-stars in this story of a father in anguish over the unlikely and seemingly unnecessary death of his son--to cover up a secret. Kenneth Colley (Empire Strikes Back), James Fox, Barry Foster, David Langton & Dinah Stabb are among other co-stars in this moving drama.
    Teresa S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2010
    Pretty good, and Michael Caine as always is awesome.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Jan 09, 2007
    A decent cast try their best to hold together the kind of convoluted and hysterical cold war spy nonsense that looks rather ridiculous in this day and age. And fail.
    xGary X Super Reviewer

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