PG | | Thriller
After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.
The film's title Defense of the Realm (1986) is derived from British legal legislation entitled The Defence of the Realm Act 1914, which is abbreviated as DORA. The law was passed by the British Parliament on 8th August 1914, which was four days after the beginning of World ... ...
Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen:
You better take a look at that, Vernon.
Vernon Bayliss: Okay, so what does that prove?
Nicholas 'Nick' Mullen: It proves that your friend was lyin'. He said categorically that he'd never met Kleist before.
Vernon Bayliss: Well, isn't it possible that Kleist could just have been another face in the crowd?...
Neither politicians nor military personnel would inform the media of the presence or otherwise of nuclear weapons on aircraft or ships.
The research done for this film is shown by the acknowledgment at the end of the credits: "The Producers wish to thank the STAFF and MANAGEMENT of THE TIMES NEWSPAPERS FOR THEIR HELP."
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