The Secret Agent
A Russian spy is coerced to arrange a terrorist attack in London.
Production Year: 1996
April 1, 2012 02:30 (KSA) ~ April 1, 2012 01:30 (CLT)
Bob Hoskins portrays Verloc, a pornographer who disguises his shop as an ordinary bookstore. The job is lucrative, and allows him to support a wife and her developmentally challenged brother, Stevie (Christian Bale). At night Verloc's establishment plays host to England's political dissidents, including anarchists.
The store owner moonlights as a spy for the Russian attaché, while simultaneously providing intelligence to London police. His unorthodox, though stable life is made difficult when a Russian ambassador pressures Verloc to bomb the Greenwich Park Observatory.
- Bob Hoskins
- Patricia Arquette
- Gerard Depardieu