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Eye of the Needle
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Directed By
Richard Marquand

Written By:
Stanley Mann

Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Kate Nelligan, Ian Bannen, Christopher Cazenove, Faith Brook, Colin Rix, John Bennett, Sam Kydd, Rik Mayall, Bill Fraser, Alex McCrindle, Philip Brown, Stephen MacKenna, Alex McCrindle

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Eye of the Needle (1981)
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Movie Review by Movie Addict
August 31st, 2007

The war has come down to the two of us.

I saw this film many years ago and have watched it more than once. The opportunity presented itself for me to see it again and it was just as good as I recalled it being.

This is probably the best performance of Donald Sutherland's career. You can argue for Invasion of the Body Snatchers, or Human Trafficking, or MASH, or even Space Cowboys, or many other great performances, but this is the film I will always remember him for.

As a German spy who has discovered the best kept secret regarding the Allied invasion on DDay, he had to be prevented from getting home to report to Hitlar. It was just an accident that he was discovered. The suspense of his job and discovery were heart-pounding. Oscar nominated Kate Nelligan (The Prince of Tides) gave an outstanding performance as a neglected wife who accidentally uncovered Sutherland's identity.

Worth watch over and over.

Skintastic Moment: Kate towels up in the bathroom and Donald Sutherland gets an eyeful.

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