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Crying Game
     

Crying Game

5.0 3
Director: Neil Jordan

Cast: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson

 

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In this successful psychological thriller, a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army discovers that some people just aren't who you expect them to be. Fergus (Stephen Rea) is an IRA "volunteer" who, despite personal misgivings, takes part in the kidnapping of a black British soldier, Jody (Forest Whitaker), stationed in Northern Ireland. The IRA hopes to use Jody

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In this successful psychological thriller, a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army discovers that some people just aren't who you expect them to be. Fergus (Stephen Rea) is an IRA "volunteer" who, despite personal misgivings, takes part in the kidnapping of a black British soldier, Jody (Forest Whitaker), stationed in Northern Ireland. The IRA hopes to use Jody as a bargaining chip to win the release of IRA operatives behind bars, but, while guarding Jody, Fergus becomes fast friends with his prisoner. Jody makes Fergus promise him that if he dies, Fegus will look in on his girlfriend, Dil (Jaye Davidson), and see if she's all right. Jody escapes, and Fergus doesn't have the heart to shoot him; as fate would have it, Jody runs from the woods into a street only to be run over by a British police vehicle, which then flushes out the IRA compound. Fergus escapes to London, where he's wanted by the law for Jody's kidnapping and also by his former girlfriend, IRA operative Jude (Miranda Richardson), who thinks he knows too much to fall into the hands of the British authorities. Good to his word, Fergus tracks down Dil, and soon the two outcasts find themselves entering into a love affair, although Fergus discovers that Dil is not the sort of woman he thought she was. Writer/director Neil Jordan won an Academy Award for his screenplay; the title song, which was a U.K. hit for Dave Berry in 1965, was re-recorded for the film by one-time Culture Club vocalist Boy George with backing by the Pet Shop Boys.

Editorial Reviews

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The Crying Game was heavily marketed based on its story's "secret" -- "the movie no one is talking about," quipped one news magazine about the burden of knowing the big revelation. The hype helped fill a lot of seats, but it's still a good twist -- if it hasn't been spoiled for you -- in a challenging, daring film. Writer/director Neil Jordan earned a well-deserved Academy Award for the expertly written script, which starts as a tense thriller and winds its way into a unique and engrossing love story. It is backed by the strong performance of Jordan regular Stephen Rea as Fergus, as well as excellent supporting turns from Miranda Richardson and Forest Whitaker, and a striking (to say the least) debut by Jaye Davidson as Dil. The Crying Game is much more than a mere setup for a shock. While Fergus must escape his own past, physically and emotionally, he and Dil enjoy a quirky romance that must survive the powerful revelations each has in store for the other, a romance that would be intriguing regardless of "the secret" at its core. Indeed, as strong as The Crying Game is as a thriller, it is even stronger as a study of people, their relationships, and, ultimately, human nature.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/03/2012
UPC:
0031398153382
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:52:00
Sales rank:
6,081

Special Features

cc Director Commentary Alternate Ending Alternate Ending with Director Commentary Northern Troubles Featurette - An impromptu look at examining the war in Northern Ireland as seen through the eyes of a Belfast Catholic cabby and a Loyalist paramilitary turned construction worker The Making of The Crying Game: Irish Luck, English Love, The Marketing of an American Independent & Discussing The Crying Game Modern Day at Madame Jojo''s Trailers

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stephen Rea Fergus
Jaye Davidson Dil
Miranda Richardson Jude
Forest Whitaker Jody
Jim Broadbent Col
Adrian Dunbar Maguire
Ralph Brown Dave
Brian Coleman Actor
Susie Figgis Actor
Birdy Sweeney Tommy
Breffni McKenna Tinker
Joe Savino Eddie
Andre Bernard Jane
Tony Slattery Deveroux
Jack Carr Franknum
Chris Rea Actor

Technical Credits
Neil Jordan Director,Screenwriter
Martin Childs Set Decoration/Design
Jim Clay Production Designer
Paul Cowan Associate Producer
Anne Dudley Score Composer
Susie Figgis Casting
Peter Hutchinson Special Effects
Elizabeth Karlsen Co-producer
Redmond Morris Asst. Director
Kant Pan Editor
Nik Powell Executive Producer
Sandy Powell Costumes/Costume Designer
Morag Ross Makeup
Chris Seagers Art Director
Ian Wilson Cinematographer
Stephen Woolley Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Crying Game
1. Main Titles [2:21]
2. Carnival Kidnapping [3:48]
3. I.R.A Hospitality [6:12]
4. She''s My Type [6:36]
5. A Helping Hand [4:05]
6. The Scorpion and the Frog [4:24]
7. Do Something for Me [4:36]
8. A Fast Game [6:24]
9. Meeting Dill [4:04]
10. Giving Looks [3:45]
11. Everybody Wants Something [3:50]
12. Getting His Goat [4:20]
13. Discussing Jody [4:48]
14. Going the Distance [2:57]
15. Surprise Package [3:13]
16. She''s No Lady [5:54]
17. Hey, Jude [5:15]
18. Ever So Nice [3:05]
19. A Legitimate Target [:37]
20. Drawing the Line [3:54]
21. Becoming a Man [3:09]
22. Don''t Leave Me [3:28]
23. Do You Like Me Now? [4:41]
24. Taking the Blame/End Credits [6:22]

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Crying Game 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Action, suspense but quite simply it is a love story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago