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Defense of the Realm (1985)

PG
96 min | Thriller

After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.
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$19,938
Gross (US & Canada)
$750,000
Gross (World)
$750,000
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Nov 21, 1986 (United States)

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Gabriel Byrne
Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen   See fewer
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Greta Scacchi
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6.6 / 10 | 1,794 votes