Defence of the Realm
A tense political tale involving murder, intrigue and corruption, Defence of the Realm showcases award-winning performances from both Gabriel Byrne (The Usual Suspects) and Denholm Elliott (Room With a View) as two hard-nosed reporters in over their head. With solid support from Greta Scacchi (White Mischief) and Ian Bannen (Waking Ned), David Druryís direction ensures that the tension mounts to a spectacular climax.
Nick Mullen and Vernon Bayliss are reporters who receive an anonymous tip-off that a political scandal is about to break. MP Dennis Markham, a friend of Vernonís, is photographed leaving a call girlís flat and two hours later an East German military attache is photographed going in. Whilst Nick delves into Markhamís affairs, Vernon is interested in a different angle. When Vernon suddenly dies, Nick begins to realise that the story goes far deeper than anyone imagined and that he is now very definitely in over his head...
ï Original Theatrical Trailer
ï 12-minute 'On Location' featurette, presented by Robert Powell
ï Image Gallery
ï Script and Original Brochure PDF