The Secret Agent

  |  Buy to Own: 01/01/1970
  |  Watch Now: 26/11/2009
  |  91 min
Rated 12 by the BBFC
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Based on the novel by Joseph Conrad, which also formed the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's 'Sabotage'. Adolph Verloc (Bob Hoskins) is a Russian spy living as a shopkeeper in 1880s London with his wife, Winnie (Patricia Arquette), and her mentally handicapped brother, Stevie (Christian Bale). When Verloc's Russian superiors order him to blow up the Greenwich Observatory in an act of terrorism, Verloc persuades Stevie to assist him. However, Stevie trips and explodes the bomb in Greenwich Park, killing himself and putting Chief Inspector Heat (Jim Broadbent) of Scotland Yard on Verloc's trail.