The Game

The Game

DVD - 2015
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The Cold War heats up when a KGB defector exposes Operation Glass, a potentially devastating Soviet plot to activate sleeper agents across the UK. The charismatic but paranoid head of MI-5, known simply as 'Daddy', assembles a secret committee of spies and intelligence officers to investigate. They're the only colleagues he trusts in a world of double agents and lies, but has he chosen well?
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2015]
Branch Call Number: GAME
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,stereo,rda
2 videodiscs (354 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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macika Aug 10, 2018

An interesting spy- mystery in the cold war area in 1971. Well played, well written....shows that every generation had its share of political problems.....4 stars

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SandraLH
Sep 17, 2017

Suspenseful Cold War mini series. Another enjoyable BBC production.

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Nooksack20
Aug 10, 2017

I found this flick to be painfully slow with Tom Hughes badly miscast as the genius, suave, debonair, master agent for MI5. It appears they tried to stretch a 1 hr mini-drama into a 4 hour mini-series. Not really up to BBC drama standards in my opinion.

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capitalcity
May 23, 2017

Marginally beyond plausibility, as MI5, seemingly operating in the form of a boutique counterespionage outfit, skirmishes with KGB miscreants in cahoots with the IRA. The Game is nominally escapist fare, but the excellent '70s setting has definite positive attributes: not a freakin' cell phone anywhere. Absence of that crutch gadget would crater half the scripts for what passes as melodrama today. Worth a star in and of itself. The series also nicely brings forth the modus operandi of the time, if one was to survive ... trust no one ... no one.

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MartineVK
Mar 10, 2017

I borrowed this more out of curiosity than in search of entertainment, but it kept my interest with its top-rate cast, authentic atmosphere and lots of tension.

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empbee
Feb 26, 2017

Very good cold war spy story with unexpected twists.

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riita
Feb 18, 2017

Tom Hughs makes it worth watching....but the movie was pretty good, not excellent, but worth the watch.

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Chickey_666
Sep 17, 2016

I like most British movies but I got bored with this and did not finish the movie

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sidebruox
Apr 05, 2016

Very entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed watching this series. Wish there were more.

thingamabob Apr 02, 2016

Historically impossible. By episode 2, one of the MI-5 officers suggests that "Operation Glass," which is clearly directed against Britain, might be a "pre-emptive strike," that is, a nuclear attack intended to prevent retaliation. But this does not cause consultation with the CIA or America, with its massive ICBM force, which would have had to be "pre-empted" too. Writer Toby Whithouse apparently would have us believe that the Cold War was between the big, bad Soviet Union and brave little Great Britain, with America an insignificant bystander. I am neither nationalistic nor political, but whatever other accuracy is shown, all historical realities apply.

This reminds me of the BBC's announcement on August 6, 1945 that Hiroshima was destroyed by a bomb developed by "British and American scientists." Really? The Manhattan project was authorized by Churchill, J. Robert Oppenhiemer was a Brit, New Mexico is in Scotland, and the Enola Gay was a Lancaster? Historical accuracy transcends nationalistic bragging rights, not that making war is ever anything to brag about.

No offense, Britain. But the "Mother Country" is now in assisted living.

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