The Whistle Blower (1987)




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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 … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Julian Bond
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On DVD: Dec 3, 2002
Nelson Entertainment



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as Bill Pickett

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Critic Reviews for The Whistle Blower

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for The Whistle Blower

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 Xx

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Pretty good, and Michael Caine as always is awesome.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

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(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

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