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The Informant1998

The Informant (1998)





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In this gripping drama, an IRA rocket specialist is captured after assassinating a judge. Faced with a brutal interrogator and a choice between a long prison sentence and informing on colleagues, the reluctant soldier (who was forced to perform the hit) must make a difficult decision.


Anthony Brophy
as Gingy McAnally
Cary Elwes
as Lt. David Ferris
Timothy Dalton
as DCI Rennie
Maria Lennon
as Roisin McAnally
Sean McGinley
as Frankie Conroy
John Kavanagh
as IRA Chief
Stuart Graham
as Detective Astely
Gary Lydon
as Detective McDonough
Sean Kearns
as Detective Prentice
B.J. Hogg
as Constable Gross
Ciaran Fitzgerald
as Gerard McAnally
Virginia Cole
as Roisin's Ma
James Gaddas
as British I.O.
Ian Gelder
as British C.O.
Paul Hickey
as Father Francis
Tim Loane
as Ollie
Simone Bendix
as Samantha
Des Braiden
as Murdered Judge
Robert Cavanah
as Lt.Lauter
Pat Kinevane
as IRA Back-Up
Ian Fitzgibbon
as Joey McGillivary
Joe Rea
as Fergus
Conor Bradford
as Newscaster
Ben Palmer
as Judge's Driver
Kevin Reynolds
as Screaming Detective
Barry McGovern
as Courtroom Judge
Gerry Walsh
as Court Clerk
Tara O'Neile
as R.U.C. Policewoman
Luke Hayden
as R.U.C. Escort
Gavin O'Connor
as R.U.C. Escort
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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

In The Informant, while director Jim McBride and screenwriter Nicholas Meyer lay claim to evenhandedness and paler shades of gray, we are browbeaten into believing that only the English are innocent -- if, perhaps, dangerously so.

January 31, 2018 | Full Review…

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