Eye of the Needle war movie
Eye of the Needle war movie

Eye of the Needle (1981, United Kingdom)

Categories: spy movies

Running time: 110 minutes

Language: English / German

In 1944 German agent Needle gains the knowledge that located in East Anglia the First United States Army Group under command of General Patton is just a ghost army - tanks and planes made of paper or rubber. This means that the only possible place for Allied invasion is Normandy, but his orders are that he has to provide the knowledge to Hitler himself. He starts the risky operation of evacuation from United Kingdom, but storm prevents him from being picked up by submarine. Instead he ends up on a small Storm Island near Scotland, where paralysed ex-RAF pilot lives with his wife and kid.

Film based on Ken Follett novel Storm Island is more a spy thriller than war movie, but since it is all set during World War II it is worth seeing, especially since it takes place on a picturesque British island.

Our rating


Film value

5 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

2 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5

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Creators of Eye of the Needle

Richard Marquand movies

Ken Follett movies

Ken Follett


Stanley Mann movies

Stanley Mann


Cast of Eye of the Needle

Donald Sutherland movies

Kate Nelligan movies kate-nelligan

Christopher Cazenove movies christopher-cazenove

Ian Bannen movies ian-bannen

Ian Bannen

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Events depicted in Eye of the Needle

World War II (1936-1945) D-Day (6 Jun 1944)

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