Hidden Agenda (DVD)

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Description

Frances McDormand and Brian Cox star in this political thriller directed by Ken Loach. After American human rights lawyer Paul Sullivan (Brad Dourif) is shot dead at a police roadblock in Belfast his girlfriend Ingrid (McDormand) comes to believe that he was murdered because he discovered sensitive information regarding the troubles in Northern Ireland. To calm the growing outrage, the British Government assigns a top ranking police inspector (Cox) to investigate, and together with Ingrid he uncovers a trail of corruption, cover-ups and violence.

Product Details

Barcode
5050070009545
Department
Movies & TV
Released
28 Apr 2003
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Thriller
Region
Region 2
Language
English, Italian, French
Secondary Languages
Spanish
Studio
MGM Home Entertainment
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Footage
  • Trailers
Runtime
104 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Hidden Agenda
Release Year
1990
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Politics / Suspense / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Ratings
IMDb
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
84% 74%
Synopsis
An implicit condemnation of the repressive tactics of the British government in Northern Ireland, HIDDEN AGENDA stars Brian Cox (THE BOXER), Brad Dourif (MISSISSIPPI BURNING), and Frances McDormand (FARGO). When an American attorney working for a humanitarian group who is investigating the torture of IRA prisoners is killed in Belfast, Inspector Kerrigan (Cox) is sent to investigate the crime. He's joined by Sullivan's fiancée, Ingrid Jessner (McDormand), a lawyer working for the International League of Civil Liberties. They learn that he had been given a tape by a former British army officer named Harris (Maurice Roeves) that contained highly incriminating material concerning the activities of the British government. With some difficulty they track down the elusive officer, leading them to the IRA. This well-made, low-key political thriller was highly controversial upon its release because it cited real names and events in presenting its case for the existence of a conspiracy at the highest levels of the British government.
Notes
Theatrical release: January 1991.

Shooting location: Hemel Hampstead, U.K.

The incidents depicted in HIDDEN AGENDA are based on the actual "Stalker" case involving a high level British investigator.
Poster
Poster for Hidden Agenda
Cast & Crew
Director
Ken Loach
Star
Brian Cox / Brad Dourif / Frances McDormand
Movie Critics
Film Comment
"...The script percolates with startling revelations about the venality of Britain's secret service..."
Mary Corliss (1 Sep 1990, p.21-3)
Los Angeles Times
"...A taut, straightforward example of Loach's craftsmanship....The movie has a documentary-like atmosphere but the confrontations are brilliantly staged and the dialogue is heightened for dramatic effect..."
Peter Rainer (21 Dec 1990, p.F4)
New York Times
"...Chilling....This quietly explosive film comes to resonate more loudly than melodrama..."
Caryn James (21 Nov 1990, p.C13)