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Hennessy (1975)

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Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the I.R.A. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

Director:

Don Sharp

Writers:

John Gay (screenplay), Richard Johnson (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Steiger ... Niall Hennessy
Lee Remick ... Kate Brooke
Richard Johnson ... Insp. Hollis
Trevor Howard ... Comdr. Rice
Peter Egan ... Williams
Eric Porter ... Sean Tobin
Ian Hogg ... Gerry
Stanley Lebor ... Hawk
John Hallam ... Boyle
Patrick Stewart ... Tilney
David Collings ... Covey
John Shrapnel ... Tipaldi
Hugh Moxey Hugh Moxey ... Stephen Burgess M.P.
Margery Mason Margery Mason ... Housekeeper
Paul Brennan Paul Brennan ... Maguire
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Storyline

Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the I.R.A. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Most Intensive Manhunt Ever Mounted!

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Action | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1975 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

To Kill the Queen See more »

Filming Locations:

Deptford, London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Guillermin was originally intended to direct. See more »

Goofs

The uniformed police sergeant contacted by DI Hollis when he is attempting to enter the Houses of Parliament is wearing the 1918 War Medal, more than 50 years after it was awarded. See more »

Crazy Credits

This motion picture incorporates extracts from a news film of The Queen at a State Opening of Parliament which, when photographed, was not intended for use in a fictional context. The Directors of Hennessy Film Productions, Ltd. would therefore like to make it clear that the Royal Family took no part in the making of this film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Starlets (1977) See more »

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Just For Interest
8 May 2008 | by patrickdempsey40See all my reviews

My father-in-law, Les Hammond, did the sound on this film, and I remember at the time him telling me that he did not think this film would be released on general release because the authorities thought it would be looked upon as some sort of bible for terrorism. We went to see it a long time after it's release, and I'm pleased to say that it was an eye opener. The storyline was good, the acting was excellent (the accents were difficult but you can't have everything). I'm a great fan of Rod Stiger and he did not let anyone down in this film. Les Hammond is still in rude health and will be celebrating his 100th birthday on 6th June 2008.


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