The Informant

(1997)
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A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant named Ferris (Cary Elwes). The intimidating Chief Inspector of the Belfast Police (Timothy Dalton) convinces Gingy that his best hope is to become an informant and turn in other IRA operatives. As Gingy's marriage unravels under the stress, he is forced to come to terms with the fact that in this war both sides lose. Three men, three political circles, each fighting for their lives, each with their own agenda in the battle for Northern Ireland.

  1. Gerald Seymour

    Author

  2. Jim McBride

    Director

  3. Nicholas Meyer

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Anthony Brophy

    Anthony Brophy

    Gingy McAnally

  2. Timothy Dalton

    Timothy Dalton

    DCI Rennie

  3. Maria Lennon

    Roisin McAnally

  4. Cary Elwes

    Cary Elwes

    Lt. David Ferris

  5. John Kavanagh

    John Kavanagh

    IRA Chief

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  • March 15, 1997
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

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