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Eye of the Needle

Airs Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 9pm on THIRTEEN

Eye of the Needle

Eye of the Needle

Eye of the Needle (1981): A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.

Directed by Richard Marquand

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  • GENE BIGLIANO

    THIS ONE OF MY FAVORATE SPY DRAMAS.
    GREAT STORY LINE
    GREAT ACTING
    GREAT DIRECTING
    THANK YOU FOR PRESENTING THIS CLASSIC

  • eileen L.

    Kudos to you channel 13 for presenting this wonderful spy thriller. A true classic. The storyline peaks your interest, and keeps you on the edge of your seat. The photography/location is beautiful. The acting at its best. From a woman’s standpoint I put myself in the heroine’s shoes and totally understand the lonliness and isolation she was living through at the time. The yearning for human contact and ultimately her willingness to fight for what she believe in, following through for the sake of her country and her child is a wonderful portryal of the power of s mother’s love. Thanks, Eileen L.

  • gaetano catelli

    i have no German ancestry (that i’m aware of), but i’m tired of “ruthless German” [whatever].

    by the same token, i’m likewise tired of “Guido” stereotypes.

    can’t we get some fresh stereotypes?

  • Alan B. Fitzgibbon

    So looking forward to seeing this really great classic film. Has been many years since I sat on the edge of my seat watching this.
    Great cast, great acting, and a story that may well have happened.(Besides, I feel in love with Kate Nelligan.)

  • Jeanette D.

    The spy thriller struck me as pretty dated in an age of suicide bombers and terrorists. I was surprised at Lucy for falling so quickly for a complete stranger about whom she knew nothing at all. I was also surprised by Faber’s behaviour when he realised that Lucy was trying to kill him – he had been so ruthless before in eliminating anyone who stood in his path.The only German officer that I ever felt any sympathy for was the portrayal by Michael Caine in The Eagle has Landed.

  • Carol Marquand

    Can you just tell me why you showed a photo of someone purporting to be the director Richard Marquand which was not a photo of Richard at all. It is insulting to me, his widow. And why so many completely false interesting “facts” in the intro and at the end about Richard and the shoot. I e-mailed you on Saturday and have had no response. Thanks, Carol M.