Breaking the Code Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for Breaking the Code the Movie

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Alan Turing (Jacobi) is a British mathematical genius whose work leads to the birth of the digital computer and who is instrumental in enabling the allies to crack the German WWII Enigma code. An active homosexual when homosexuality was illegal, Turing's personal behavior was tolerated because of the importance of his war work but after the gay spy scare of the '50s, Turing was regarded as a security risk and his life increasingly restricted. British TV adaptation based on the play by Hugh Whitemore (Jacobi also played the role on stage) and the book "Alan Turing: The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges.


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Available on VHS
Running time 90 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Biopics: Science/Medical, Gays, Mathemagicians, World War II, Biopics: Military, Adapted from a Play
Hugh Whitemore
Derek Jacobi, Amanda Root, Prunella Scales, Harold Pinter, Julian Kerridge, Richard Johnson
Herbert Wise
Jack Emery, John Drury

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