The Secret Agent (1996)

R 11/08/1996 (US) DramaThriller 1h 35m


In 1880s London, pornographic bookseller Verloc is a double agent for the Russian government, providing information to Chief Inspector Heat about a lazy anarchist organization. In order for the anarchists to be arrested, an act of terrorism must occur. So Verloc decides to set up bombs – which leads to tragedy – not only for himself but also for his family, including wife Winnie and brother-in-law, Stevie.

  1. Christopher Hampton

    Director, Writer

  2. Joseph Conrad


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bob Hoskins

    Bob Hoskins


  2. Patricia Arquette

    Patricia Arquette


  3. Jim Broadbent

    Jim Broadbent

    Chief Inspector Heat

  4. Christian Bale

    Christian Bale


  5. Gérard Depardieu

    Gérard Depardieu


  6. Eddie Izzard

    Eddie Izzard


  7. Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan

    The Driver

  8. Robin Williams

    Robin Williams

    Assassin (uncredited)

  9. Elizabeth Spriggs

    Winnie's Mother

  10. View More

Full Cast & Crew

The Secret Agent
The Secret Agent

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget -

Revenue -


Content Score 


Yes! Looking good!

Looks like we're missing the following data in en-US or en-US...

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

Login to report an issue

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Can't find a movie or TV show? Login to create it.


s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page


Want to rate or add this item to a list?