Shadow Dancer

Synopsis: In 1993, the IRA member Collette is arrested in the London tube after leaving a bomb in the facility. MI-5 Agent Mac offers a deal to Collette to become an informer. She accepts the agreement to protect her son and in return Mac offers a new identity to her after a period working for the MI-5. Soon Mac learns that his superior Kate Fletcher is using Collette to protect her mole inside the Irish organization. Mac tries to find the identity of the informer and protect Collette.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): James Marsh
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  8 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Aye, we'll son that out for him.

We've got to get started really early

on Monday, though.

I'll talk to him about that.

Go out and get us some fags, love,

would you?


Collette, get going.

Get yourself some sweets, eh?

Sorry, mate. Aye.

Oh, no one's heading out now

except for the missus.

Dad wants you

to get some fags.

He asked you.

It doesn't matter- I went last time-.

- Do you want a glass of milk, Collette?

- No, I'm fine'

Don't forget to brush your teeth

before you go to bed, love.

- Go on.

- No.

I'll give you some money.

- Stop talking and get ready.

- Aye, I'm coming. I'm coming.

Get me some sweets.

Run! Come on. They're coming!

Ma! Dad!

- Jesus Christ! He's shot. Jesus.

- What happened?

- He got shot, Dad.

- What? Who is it? Sean?

Is it Sean? Oh, God, Gerry.

Breathe, for Jesus' sake, breathe.

Get a towel. Get a towel.

Get out the way!

Just breathe.

Just breathe for me. Go on, please.

Give that to me. Get the fucking...



Oh, Jesus Christ. Oh, Jesus.

Sean, Sean. Oh, God.

Sean, Sean. Oh, God.


Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God.

Please, God. Sean. Oh, God, no.


Excuse me.

Mind the gap.

Mind the gap.

Mind the gap.

Ladies and gentlemen,

your attention please.

Due to a reported emergency,

will all passengers

leave the station immediately?

Ladies and gentlemen,

your attention please.

Due to a reported emergency,

will all passengers

leave the station immediately?

Do you want water? Coffee?

It's not gonna give you what you want

or what your family's lawyers expect.

But it might help.

This could take a while.

You're wasting your time.

I doubt it.


So, a lot of this you know we know.

Some of it you definitely don't.

Like this. Remember him?

'Course you do.

Look at him.

Henry Laws.

You used to work in his print factory.

You told Connor

he was a part-time soldier.

You scouted it. Gerry ordered it.

Connor pulled the trigger.

Henry's wife found

their kids clinging to the corpse.

Now obviously his family didn't know,

but a week later,

you went to the funeral,

Why did you do that?

OK. Provisional forensics.

This is definitely not one

for the brothers back home.

This would definitely lead

to a lot of awkward questions.

So I guess this is how you figured it.

You leave the bag. You make the call.

They place a warning.

There's a bomb on a train

somewhere on the line.

We have to close dawn

the whole network.

We find the bag.

We carry out a controlled explosion,

and that way your brothers

at home never find out, right?

You never set the timer, Collette.

I want a lawyer.

- A terrorist who can't bring herself to...

- I want a lawyer-.

Let me tell you

what it's going to be like.

Irish girl. English jail.

Every time you wan! to see your boy,

every time he wants to see you,

his grandma's gonna have to load him

onto the ferry and drive 400 miles.

It's gonna break his fucking heart.

Do you know how many people

your brothers killed last year?

This year's victims

are still walking around, Collette.

They're doing the washing.

They're dropping their kids at school.

You can keep it that way.

You see, now that

everybody's talking peace,

the word is that your leaders think

that Gerry's the problem.

He's not going to let them sell out.

So how far is he gonna go?

What's he gonna do?

You agree to watch him and talk to us,

and you're out of here

like nothing ever happened.

Back to your ma, Back to your boy.

We'll pay you.

And one day, if you want it,

we'll give you a life far away from this.

Nobody dies.

Nobody gets hurt.

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Tom Bradby

Thomas Matthew Bradby (born 13 January 1967) is a British journalist and novelist. He was political editor for ITV News from 2005 to 2015, and currently presents the News at Ten and political discussion series The Agenda with Tom Bradby. more…

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