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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 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

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Brilliant performance by Michael Caine

April 20, 2007 | Rating: 4/5
Atlantic City Weekly

Neatly done spy film with effective Michael Caine performance.

June 11, 2005 | Rating: 5/5
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Audience Reviews for The Whistle Blower

½

Pretty good, and Michael Caine as always is awesome.

Jason Reneau
Jason Reneau

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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
xGary Xx

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