The Informant

Overview

This made-for-cable drama concerns political unrest and personal crises set against the battle for a free Ireland in Belfast in 1983. Gingy McAnally Anthony Brophy is a member of the Irish Republican Army who, after serving a stretch in prison, is once again called upon by the IRA to work with them. While McAnally is not certain if he wants to get involved with "the troubles" again, he grudgingly agrees after the safety of his wife and children is threatened by IRA henchmen. However, McAnally is soon busted by ...
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Overview

This made-for-cable drama concerns political unrest and personal crises set against the battle for a free Ireland in Belfast in 1983. Gingy McAnally Anthony Brophy is a member of the Irish Republican Army who, after serving a stretch in prison, is once again called upon by the IRA to work with them. While McAnally is not certain if he wants to get involved with "the troubles" again, he grudgingly agrees after the safety of his wife and children is threatened by IRA henchmen. However, McAnally is soon busted by Lt. David Ferris Cary Elwes, a British army officer, and is ruthlessly interrogated by Chief Inspector Rennie Timothy Dalton, one of the leaders of the Belfast Police who is determined to put the rebels out of business. Rennie convinces McAnally that his only hope is to admit to everything he knows about the IRA and its members; McAnally sheepishly goes along with Rennie's demands, and in time, he strikes up a friendship with Ferris. However, McAnally discovers that betraying the IRA has put his life in grave danger; just as significantly, his wife and family are no longer sure that they can trust him after he turns in his comrades.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/27/1999
  • UPC: 097368384736
  • Original Release: 1997
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Dalton Chief Inspector Rennie
Cary Elwes Lt. David Ferris
Anthony Brophy Gingy McAnally
Maria Lennon Roisin McAnally
John Kavanagh Kevin Muldoon
Sean McGinley Frankie Conroy
Frankie McCafferty Dalton
Stuart Graham Astley
Gary Lydon McDonough
Simone Bendix Samantha
Paul Hickey Father Francis
Technical Credits
Jim McBride Director
Nicholas Meyer Director, Screenwriter
Affonso Beato Cinematographer
Joan Bergin Costumes/Costume Designer
Connor Devlin Art Director
Leon Falk Producer
Eva Gardos Editor
Mark Geraghty Production Designer
Ros Hubbard Casting
John Hubbard Casting
Steven Charles Jaffe Executive Producer
Shane MacGowan Score Composer
Martin O'Malley Asst. Director
Morgan O'Sullivan Co-producer
The Pogues Score Composer
Ted Adams Swanson Co-producer
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