Defence of the Realm

Just how far will a government go to hide the truth?

Categories: Action, Thriller
A reporter Mullen 'stumbles' on a story linking a prominent Member of Parliament to a KGB agent. In fact it is also linked to a near Nuclear disaster involving a teenage runaway and an Americal USAF base. Has there been a Government cover-up,Mullen teams up with Vernon Bayliss, an old hack, and Nina Beckam the MP's assistant to find out the truth.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1986-09-06
Run time: 96 minute / 1:36
Revenue: $750,000
Director: David Drury
Production Companies : Enigma Productions, The Rank Organisation, National Film Finance Corporation (NFFC)
Production Country: United Kingdom



Gabriel Byrne
as Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen
Greta Scacchi
as Nina Beckman
Denholm Elliott
as Vernon Bayliss
Ian Bannen
as Dennis Markham
Fulton Mackay
as Victor Kingsbrook
Bill Paterson
as Jack Macleod
David Calder
as Harry Champion
Frederick Treves
as Arnold Reece
Robbie Coltrane
as Leo McAskey
Steven Woodcock
as Steven Dyce
Graham Fletcher-Cook
as Mickey Parker
Annabel Leventon
as Trudy Markham
Alexei Jawdokimov
as Dietrich Kleist
Danny Webb
as Danny Royce
Prentis Hancock
as Frank Longman
Michael Johnson
as Humphrey Channing
Mark Tandy
as Philip Henderson
Nicholas Coppin
as 1st Newsroom Deputy
Veronica Duffy
as 2nd Newsroom Deputy
David Hatton
as Picture Editor
Laurance Rudic
as Charlie
Philip Whitchurch
as Cuttings Librarian
Beverly Anderson
as Newscaster
David Lyon
as Political Pundit
Pip Miller
as Police Sergeant Ross
David Halliwell
as Remand Centre Screw
John Rees
as Minister at Funeral
Ravinder Singh Reyett
as Club Doorman
Noel Johnson
as Club Member
Hubert Rees
as Club Waiter
Oliver Ford Davies
as Anthony Clegg
George Ellis Jones
as DCS Catterick
James Fleet
as Ministry Man
Vass Anderson
as Strick
Lyndon Brook
as Pugh
William Job
as Hilton
Al Matthews
as First US Controller
Daniel Foley
as Second US Controller
Barbara Coles
as Third US Controller
Roger Deakins Director of Photography

Mary Selway Casting

Martin Stellman Writer

Costume & Make-Up
Louise Frogley Costume Design

Roger Murray-Leach Production Design

David Puttnam Executive Producer

David Drury Director

Lynda Myles Producer
Robin Douet Producer

Harry Cordwell Set Decoration
Diana Charnley Art Direction

Ene Watts Script Supervisor

Stephen Morley Still Photographer

Geoff King Driver

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