Eye of the Needle

Overview

Having already been seen spying for the Nazis in 1979's The Eagle Has Landed, Donald Sutherland once more infiltrates wartime England on behalf of Der Fuhrer in Eye of the Needle. Willing to kill even the most innocent of bystanders to complete his task, Sutherland manages to remain in Britain until the eve of D-Day in 1944. Discovering that the invasion is to take place on Normandy, Sutherland scurries to rendezvous with a U-boat off the treacherous Isle of Storms. His mission is thwarted by Kate Nelligan, the ...
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Overview

Having already been seen spying for the Nazis in 1979's The Eagle Has Landed, Donald Sutherland once more infiltrates wartime England on behalf of Der Fuhrer in Eye of the Needle. Willing to kill even the most innocent of bystanders to complete his task, Sutherland manages to remain in Britain until the eve of D-Day in 1944. Discovering that the invasion is to take place on Normandy, Sutherland scurries to rendezvous with a U-boat off the treacherous Isle of Storms. His mission is thwarted by Kate Nelligan, the frustrated wife of paralyzed RAF commander Christopher Cazenove. Though having fallen in love with Sutherland, Nelligan nonetheless prepares to turn the man in when he kills her husband. Tension mounts in the closing scene as Sutherland races against time to a make contact with the U-boat and b stop Nelligan before she blows the whistle on him.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/8/1997
  • UPC: 027616637932
  • Original Release: 1981
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  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Sutherland Faber
Kate Nelligan Lucy
Ian Bannen Percy Godliman
Christopher Cazenove David
Faith Brook Lucy's Mother, Mrs. Rose
Barbara Ewing Mrs. Garden
David Hayman Canter
Alex McCrindle Tom
Philip Martin Brown Billy Parkin
Rupert Frazer Muller
David Ashton Oban Radio Operator
George Belbin Mr. Rose
John Bennett Kleinmann
Patrick Connor Inspector Harris
Ellis Dale Station Master
Don Fellows American Colonel
Bill Fraser Mr. Porter
Richard Graydon Home Guard Private
Jonathan Haley Joe
Stewart Harwood
Chris Jenkinson German SS Officer
Michael Joseph
Sam Kydd Lock Keeper
George Lee Constable
Arthur Lovegrove Peterson
Stephen MacKenna Lieutenant
Rik Mayall Sailor
Michael Mellinger Portuguese Man
Bill Nighy Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
John Paul Home Guard Captain
Stephen Phillips Home Guard Corporal
John Rees German Naval Operator
Colin Rix Oliphant
Alan Surtees Col. Terry
Bruce White Oban Policeman
Technical Credits
Richard Marquand Director
Ken Follett Source Author
Sean Barton Editor
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Bert Davey Art Director
Stephen Friedman Producer
Claude Hitchcock Sound/Sound Designer
John Hoesli Art Director
Alan Hume Cinematographer
Stanley Mann Screenwriter
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Hugh Scaife Set Decoration/Design
Wilfred Shingleton Production Designer
Roger Simons Asst. Director
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