Donald Sutherland (Outbreak), and Kate Nelligan (Up Close & Personal), ignite the screen as ill-fated lovers in this exciting emotionally involving thriller (New York Magazine). Based on the best-selling novel by Ken Follett, this searing mystery is a roller coaster ride of suspense, centering on the relationship between a master spy and a brave woman - with the fate of the world hangin in the balance. Englishmen know him as Faber, but to the Fatherland, he's the loyal and lethal spy known as "The Needle". On his way back to Germany, Faber is shipwrecked on an island outpost where he befriends Lucy, a beautiful Englishwoman who lives there with her family. Lonely and scorned by her bitter, crippled husband, Lucy falls for the enigmatic stranger, not knowing that he's a traitor determined to prevent the D-Day invasion. But as their passion erupts, Lucy discovers the brutal truth - as love and war melt into an electryfing climax of eroticism, adrenaline and terror!

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Eye of the Needle (1981)

R

War/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 52m · 7/24/1981

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To love a stranger is easy... To kill a lover is not.

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Donald Sutherland (Outbreak), and Kate Nelligan (Up Close & Personal), ignite the screen as ill-fated lovers in this exciting emotionally involving thriller (New York Magazine). Based on the best-selling novel by Ken Follett, this searing mystery is a roller coaster ride of suspense, centering on the relationship between a master spy and a brave woman - with the fate of the world hangin in the balance. Englishmen know him as Faber, but to the Fatherland, he's the loyal and lethal spy known as "The Needle". On his way back to Germany, Faber is shipwrecked on an island outpost where he befriends Lucy, a beautiful Englishwoman who lives there with her family. Lonely and scorned by her bitter, crippled husband, Lucy falls for the enigmatic stranger, not knowing that he's a traitor determined to prevent the D-Day invasion. But as their passion erupts, Lucy discovers the brutal truth - as love and war melt into an electryfing climax of eroticism, adrenaline and terror!

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United Kingdom

Production Company

Kings Road Entertainment

Revenue

$17,583,634
Part Of
Cast
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David Ashton

Oban Radio Operator
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Bill Nighy

Squadron Leader Blenkinsop
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Sean Barry-Weske

U-Boat Officer (uncredited)
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Tony Clarkin

Sergeant Major (uncredited)
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Derek Lyons

Soldier (uncredited)
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Chris Parsons

Local Islander (uncredited)
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Rochelle Rose

Young Girl on Train (uncredited)
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Peter Ross-Murray

Soldier (uncredited)
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Guy Standeven

Wedding Guest (uncredited)
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Rita Tobin-Weske

Landlady (uncredited)
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Donald Sutherland

Faber
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Stephen MacKenna

Lieutenant
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Philip Martin Brown

Billy Parkin
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Kate Nelligan

Lucy
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Christopher Cazenove

David
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George Belbin

Lucy's Father
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Faith Brook

Lucy's Mother
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Barbara Graley

David's Mother
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George Lee

Constable
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Arthur Lovegrove

Peterson
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Colin Rix

Oliphant
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Barbara Ewing

Mrs. Garden
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Chris Jenkinson

German SS Officer
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William Merrow

German Radio Operator
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Patrick Connor

Inspector Harris
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David Hayman

Canter
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Ian Bannen

Godliman
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Rupert Frazer

Muller
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Jonathan Nicholas Haley

Jo
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Alex McCrindle

Tom
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John Bennett

Kleinmann
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Sam Kydd

Lock Keeper
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John Paul

Home Guard Captain
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Stephen Phillips

Home Guard Corporal
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Richard Graydon

Home Guard Private
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Michael Mellinger

Portuguese Man
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Allan Surtees

Colonel Terry (as Alan Surtees)
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Don Fellows

American Colonel
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Stewart Harwood

Sailor (as Stuart Harwood)
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Rik Mayall

Sailor
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Rory Edwards

Sailor
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Ellis Dale

Station Master
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Bill Fraser

Mr. Porter
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Michael Josephs

German Naval Captain (as Michael Joseph)
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John Rees

German Naval Operator
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John Grieve

Inspector Kincaid
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Bruce White

Oban Policeman
Crew
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Stanley Mann

Writer
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Richard Marquand

Director
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Ken Follett

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Eye of the Needle

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/18/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

Eye of the Needle

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

5/31/2022

Disc Title Front Cover

Eye of the Needle

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

9/13/2016

Disc Title Front Cover

Eye Of The Needle

(DVD)

7/24/1981

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