Eye Of The Needle

"Good"

Eye Of The Needle Review


Regarded as a cult classic, this is actually a psycho thriller in the guise of a war drama. Donald Sutherland owns the film as a Nazi spy who's deeply infiltrated into British military intelligence during WWII. On a mission, he ends up shipwrecked on an island and shacking up with a wounded/retired/embittered British soldier and his hot stuff wife (Kate Nelligan), with whom he quickly develops a torrid affair. Eventually, though, this devolves into a standard cat and mouse game, as Nelligan figures out what's going on. The last half gets increasingly hokey to the point where you just watch for Sutherland to stare you down some more with his Nicholson-like gaze.


Eye Of The Needle

Facts and Figures

Run time: 112 mins

In Theaters: Friday 24th July 1981

Box Office Worldwide: $18M

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Kings Road Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Producer: Stephen J. Friedman

Starring: as Henry Faber, as Lucy Rose, Stephen MacKenna as Lieutenant, as David Rose, Philip Martin Brown as Billy Parkin, as Inspector Godliman, George Belbin as Lucy's Father, Faith Brook as Lucy's Mother, Barbara Graley as David's Mother, George Lee as Constable, Arthur Lovegrove as Peterson, Colin Rix as Oliphant, Barbara Ewing as Mrs. Garden

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