Defense of the Realm Movie Review 1985

Information and Film Reviews for Defense of the Realm the Movie

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A British politician is accused of selling secrets to the KGB through his mistress and only a pair of dedicated newspapermen believe he is innocent. In the course of finding the answers they discover a national cover-up conspiracy. An acclaimed, taut thriller.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 96 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Mystery & Suspense, Front Page, Politics
Gabriel Byrne, Greta Scacchi, Denholm Elliott, Ian Bannen, Bill Paterson, Fulton Mackay, Robbie Coltrane
Roger Deakins
David Drury
David Puttnam, Rank Film Distributors, Nat'l. Film Finance Corporation


British Acad. 1985: Support. Actor (Elliott).

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