Eye of the Needle

Closed Capationed Starring: Donald Sutherland & Kate Nelligan Director: Richard Marquand  Rated: R: Restricted
Rating 4.2
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1981
  • Label: MGM (Video & DVD)
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Single Side - Single Layer
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono - French
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Additional Products:
    • Collectible Behind-the-Scenes Booklet

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Entertainment Reviews:

Variety - 07/22/1981
"...It's a good yarn, remindful of some of Alfred Hitchcock and Fritz Lang's wartime [films]..."
New York Times - 07/24/1981
"...An ambitious, energetic thriller..."
USA Today - 06/03/2014
"Sutherland and Nelligan give memorably pitch-perfect performances and the island vistas are gorgeous."

Product Description:

A German spy washes up on a small island off the British coast and is taken in by a lonely woman whose husband was paralyzed years ago and hardly speaks to her. Her desire for sex is immediately apparent to the equally lonely spy (Sutherland), who quickly seduces the wife and begins to plot his escape from the island so that he can report back to Germany with news about the impending D-Day invasion. Based on the best seller by Ken Follett, EYE OF THE NEEDLE was helmed by the director of RETURN OF THE JEDI and features an incredibly icy performance by Sutherland.

Plot Synopsis:

A suspenseful adaptation of Ken Follett's best-selling 1978 spy novel.
Master Nazi spy Faber travels to the remote Storm Island in Scotland, where he is to await a German submarine. His assignment: provide the U-boat's officers with information about the upcoming Allied invasion of Normandy. When Faber meets Lucy, the frustrated wife of a paraplegic, he begins an affair with her.
Will Lucy figure out who Faber is and stop him from successfully completing his mission'

Plot Keywords:

Spies | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Released theatrically in the USA July 24, 1981.
  • Color by Technicolor.

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.2
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Rating 4.5 A little-known classic Movie Lover: from Visalia, CA US -- June, 27, 2008

This taut thriller depicts the transformation of two unlikely lovers:

Him: A heartless Nazi killer spy whose code-name, "the Needle" probably refers to his method of killing. He is sent on assignment in England and learns top-secret information that could crush the Allied plan for D-day. But after being stranded on a remote island off the British coast, he falls in deeply love with...

Her: A neglected and shy wife who learns too late his terrible secret and must find the courage to defend herself, her child... and her country from impending doom.

Beautiflly acted by Kate Nelligand and Donald Sutherland. Don't miss this one.


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