Defence of the Realm (Defense of the Realm)
Defence of the Realm (Defense of the Realm) (1985)

This fast-paced thriller examines the amorality of a nation's secret services and the responsibility of journalistic investigations in an era of nuclear tensions and bureaucratic deceit. The film examines a series of events occurring… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 3, 2003
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Dennis Schwartz
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Mostly pleasing old-fashioned political thriller.

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Douglas Pratt
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There are marvelous performances by several British character actors, especially Denholm Elliott and Ian Bannen, and feelings of nerve-racking paranoia are evoked as a reporter, played by Gabriel Byrne, uncovers unexpected motives while investigating a Ca