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The Informant (1997)

A young I.R.A. member is forced to turn informant on his comrades, when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

Director:

Jim McBride

Writers:

Gerald Seymour (book), Nicholas Meyer (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Brophy ... Gingy McAnally
Cary Elwes ... Lt. David Ferris
Timothy Dalton ... DCI Rennie
Maria Lennon ... Roisin McAnally
John Kavanagh ... IRA Chief
Sean McGinley ... Frankie Conroy
Frankie McCafferty ... Dalton
Stuart Graham ... Det. Astley
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ... Det. McDonough
Sean Kearns Sean Kearns ... Det. Prentice
B.J. Hogg B.J. Hogg ... Constable Goss
Ciarán Fitzgerald ... Gerard McAnally
Virginia Cole Virginia Cole ... Roisin's Ma
Gary Lammin ... Cpl. Jones
James Gaddas ... British I.O.
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A young I.R.A. member is forced to turn informant on his comrades, when he is caught in an assassination attempt on a judge.

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Even freedom has its price.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and violence, including a rape scene | See all certifications »
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Trivia

During filming in Ireland, the working title "Johnny Loves Suzie" was used so as not to attract the attention of any terrorist groups. However, it hardly could obscure the fact that armored vehicles and armed police and soldiers were featured in the film. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, the Union Flag is upside down. See more »

Quotes

DCI Rennie: The police arrest men in this city, Lieutenant, not the military.
Lt. David Ferris: I was carrying out orders.
DCI Rennie: I like my man stripped, weary, and checked into a cell before he's had time to think. I have to work on him. and I don't want him used to being in a cage by the time he's mine. Got it?
Lt. David Ferris: He's in the cells. Why don't you just take him?
DCI Rennie: There's a form for these things. One day, in jolly old England, some lawyer'll be putting the arrest under a microscope. So, everything's got to be right, got it?
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The best of its kind, so far
19 August 2003 | by gottfridSee all my reviews

This is arguably the best film there is about the troubles in Northern Ireland. Unlike films like Michael Collins, or In The Name of The Father, in this movie the IRA members are not shown as the romantic quasi-heroes they are thought to have been ages ago, they are shown as what they really are now: terrorists, capable of destroying the lives of not only their enemies, but also of many irish families who try to follow the normal course of their lives. The informant of the title is an ex-IRA assassin who makes a deal with the police, and gives the name of his employers. He and his family are then considered traitors of the "irish" cause, even though his wife, being more influenced by anti-brit propaganda, was against the so-called betrayal from the start. But she fails to escape the turmoil that follows: the poor girl is even raped by an IRA ganglord, as some kind of punishment for their betrayal, in a scene that certainly does away with the romanticism that can be expected from such a theme. This is certainly a view of the subject never shown in recent films about the Northern Ireland troubles. At the end of the day, unlike other similar films, there is no "moderate" faction of the IRA to solve things up, no Daniel Day-Lewis type guy to save the day, but only the feeling that things go on unsolved...


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

2 January 1998 (Turkey) See more »

Also Known As:

Field of Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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