- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.2/10
- Director: Neil Jordan
- Country: UKJapan
- Year: 1992
- Duration: 112 min
- Genres: Crime,Drama,Romance,Thriller,
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier’s world.
An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus (Stephen Rea), an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude (Miranda Richardson), another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody’s lover, a hairdresser named Dil (Jaye Davidson). Fergus adopts the name “Jimmy” and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus’ IRA background. But there is something about Dil that Fergus doesn’t know, either.
Forest Whitaker, Stephen Rea, Breffni McKenna, Birdy Sweeney, Andrée Bernard, Ralph Brown, Jack Carr, Shar Campbell, Miranda Richardson, Adrian Dunbar, Joe Savino, Jaye Davidson, Jim Broadbent, Tony Slattery, Josephine White,