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MI-5 (2015)

Spooks: The Greater Good (original title)
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When a terrorist escapes custody during a routine handover, Will Holloway must team with disgraced MI5 Intelligence Chief Harry Pearce to track him down before an imminent terrorist attack on London.

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Bharat Nalluri

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Wildman ... Robert Vass
Tuppence Middleton ... June Keaton
Geoffrey Streatfeild Geoffrey Streatfeild ... Calum Reed
Peter Firth ... Harry Pearce
Elliot Levey ... Philip Emerson
Matthew Walker Matthew Walker ... Prison Van Officer
Elyes Gabel ... Adem Qasim
David Harewood ... Francis Warrender
Jennifer Ehle ... Geraldine Maltby
Tim McInnerny ... Oliver Mace
Ronan Summers ... Ed Lansbury
Luke Harris Luke Harris ... MI5 Officer
Amra Mallassi ... Hamza Ahmadi
Lara Pulver ... Erin Watts
Kit Harington ... Will Holloway
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Storyline

MI5 personnel are caught up in a traffic jam in London while escorting the CIA's most wanted terrorist to an arranged CIA handover point, when he is suddenly rescued by armed men on motorbikes. Harry Pearce, the head of Counter-Terrorism at MI5 is blamed for the terrorist escaping. Especially as Harry disappeared shortly after the incident. An ex-agent, Will Holloway, and protégé of Harry's is recalled by MI5 to assist in finding and bringing Harry in. However Harry has disappeared for a reason. Certain that there is a traitor in a senior position in MI5, he enlists the somewhat reluctant Will to help him in uncovering the rat or rats concerned. Written by Woodland Outlaw

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When you lie for a living, who can you trust? See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 December 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

MI-5 See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Neither Kit Harington, nor Jennifer Ehle had appeared in the TV series Spooks (2002), from where the film originates. See more »

Goofs

One scene shows two cars with license plates that carry the EU band with the letter "D", indicating a German license plate, but do not follow any valid format for German vehicle registrations. The two plates ("449 WN B" and "327 TF B") rather look like the usual number format ("[1-3 letters indicating the region] [1-2 letters] [1-4 digits]") with the order of the groups reversed. See more »

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[first lines]
Robert Vass: I spy with my little eye, something beginning with - R. If you can't get it, you do a forfeit.
June Keaton: Rain?
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Spy Game
14 September 2015 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Spooks was undoubtedly a riveting espionage drama series for the BBC which never shied away from killing off some of its key cast members. Now four years after its final episode Spooks returns as a feature film for the cinema.

Nothing unusual about this move. I remember in the 1970s the TV show The Sweeney spawned several films for the cinema with the television cast reprising their roles.

With Spooks not many of the television series cast remained so Harry Pearce (Peter Firth) is central to the plot and he is joined here by new cast member Kit Harington who plays a former agent brought in to flush out Harry after a wanted terrorist escapes.

Of course in the cinema this film will compete with Mission Impossible, James Bond and Jason Bourne but with a lower budget and lower wattage stars.

Mission Impossible was a television show re-tooled for the cinema backed by Tom Cruise and the off centre talents of Brian De Palma. Spooks has one of the show's director back for the film but its a plodding style without the flair, style and pacing of the television show. In fact I found it pedestrian despite some international location filming and bigger budget.

The escape part of Qasim looked silly in the first place. A wanted terrorist is being transported and they are stuck in traffic with no police sirens anywhere to shift them all.

The film was decent enough but not a cinematic event. I watched it closely mainly because my brother was an Extra in the film, never spotted him though.


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