Oscar winner Denzel Washington is "amazing" (Village View) as a decorated veteran who hangs up his guns for civilian life...only to discover that his return home will force him into an unexpected call to arms. Full of "gritty realism" (Los Angeles Times), this "impressive picture" (Varity) is a "well-made thriller, with an ending that is as unnerving as it is believable" (Village View)! When war hero Reuban James (Washington) returns home, he is shocked to find his neighborhood besieged by crime, drugs and police corruption. Feeling betrayed by his country and frustrated by the lack of work, Reuben becomes an emotional time bomb ready to explode. And when his best friend is brutally murdered, this once dutiful soldier turns into a merciless vigilante hellbent on change...at any cost!

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For Queen and Country (1989)

R

Action/Drama/Crime/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 45m · 5/19/1989

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He's older, he's wiser, but times have changed.

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Oscar winner Denzel Washington is "amazing" (Village View) as a decorated veteran who hangs up his guns for civilian life...only to discover that his return home will force him into an unexpected call to arms. Full of "gritty realism" (Los Angeles Times), this "impressive picture" (Varity) is a "well-made thriller, with an ending that is as unnerving as it is believable" (Village View)! When war hero Reuban James (Washington) returns home, he is shocked to find his neighborhood besieged by crime, drugs and police corruption. Feeling betrayed by his country and frustrated by the lack of work, Reuben becomes an emotional time bomb ready to explode. And when his best friend is brutally murdered, this once dutiful soldier turns into a merciless vigilante hellbent on change...at any cost!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United Kingdom, United States

Production Companies

Working Title Films, Zenith Entertainment

Budget

$3,500,000

Revenue

$191,051
Cast
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Anselm Peters

Oscar
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Amanda Redman

Stacey
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Carlton Dixon

Stylee
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Frank Harper

Mickey
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Craig Fairbrass

Challoner
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Michael Bray

Bryant
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George Baker

Kilcoyne
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Bruce Payne

Colin
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Stella Gonet

Debbie
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Colin Thomas

Feargal
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Judith Conyers

Lobby Girl #3
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Dan Armour

Drunken Man Pissing in Elevator
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Sean Chapman

Bob Harper
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Alison Rowley

Party Girl
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Charlie Appleby

Fairground Stallholder
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Valérie Chassigneux

French Girl #2
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Brian McDermott

Harry
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Lisa O'Connor

Haley
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Peter McNamara

Pete
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Chris Pitt

Chris
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Debbie Killingback

Lobby Girl #1
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Suzette Llewellyn

Lobby Girl #2
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Ken Stott

Civil Servant
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James Warrior

L.E.B. Man
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Jimmi Harkishin

Sadiq (as James Harkishin)
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Joginder Singh Lal

Sikh Minder
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Linda Stevenson-Khan

Party Girl (as Linda Khan)
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Barnaby Robson

Coconut thrower (uncredited)
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Denzel Washington

Reuben James
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Linda Henry

Kim
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Peter Spraggon

Landlord
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Jo Martin

Pearl
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Beverley Michaels

Party Girl
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Tatiana Strauss

French Girl #1
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Paul McKenzie

Sean
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Stewart Harwood

Cab Office Owner
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Graham McTavish

Lieutenant
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Dorian Healy

Tony aka Fish
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Geff Francis

Lynford
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Mike Smart

Peelhead
Crew
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Martin Stellman

Director
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Trix Worrell

Writer
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Martin Stellman

Writer
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Richard Greatrex

Cinematograpy
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Michael Kamen

Music
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Andrew McAlpine

Producer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

For Queen and Country

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

6/1/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

For Queen and Country

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/8/2022

Disc Title Front Cover

For Queen and Country

(DVD, Box)

6/1/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

For Queen & Country

(DVD)

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