The Secret Agent


1h 34m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Agent provocateur Verloc is employed by a foreign embassy to stir up political activity amongst political dissidents who have sought asylum in the relatively free atmosphere of Britain. Tolerated because they pose no real threat, the group is ready to condemn the government, but too lazy to commit t

Film Details

Also Known As
Agent Secret, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, Secret Agent
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Cineimage; Heyman-Hoskins Productions; Pangea Media Group; Peerless Camera Company
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Les Films De L'Elysee; Metropolitan Filmexport; Turner Entertainment Company
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Ealing Studios, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Synopsis

Agent provocateur Verloc is employed by a foreign embassy to stir up political activity amongst political dissidents who have sought asylum in the relatively free atmosphere of Britain. Tolerated because they pose no real threat, the group is ready to condemn the government, but too lazy to commit to any acts of violence. Keen to provoke the British rule, the embassy enlists Verloc to organize an act of terrorism that will be blamed on the anarchists. Verloc masquerades as a pornographic bookshop owner in the muddy heart of London, living with unsuspecting wife Winnie and her brother, Stevie. Wishing for a happier life for her beloved yet troubled brother, Winnie settled on Verloc. However, when Verloc's mission goes horribly wrong, the repercussions for all are tragically different from those the agent provocateur ever intended.

Crew

Jason Adam

Foley Editor

George Akers

Editor

Caroline Amies

Production Designer

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Supervisor

David Boardman

Location Manager

William Booker

Assistant Director

Neville Brody

Main Title Designer

Joseph Conrad

Source Material (From Novel)

Graham Daniel

Re-Recording Mixer

Christopher Evans

Decorative Artist

Penny Eyles

Script Supervisor

Lorraine Fennell

Production Coordinator

Janey Fothergill

Casting Director

Ashling Fox

Post-Production Coordinator

Philip Glass

Music

Frederika Gray

Scenic Artist

John Greaves

Storyboard Artist

Christopher Hampton

Screenwriter

David Harris

Special Effects Supervisor

Joyce Herlihy

Co-Producer

Peter Heslop

Assistant Director

Norma Heyman

Producer

Bob Hoskins

Executive Producer

Rory Johnston

Other

Jim Keller

Music Supervisor

Paul Kirby

Other

Denis Lenoir

Director Of Photography

Peter Lindsay

Sound Mixer

Dennis Mctaggart

Supervising Sound Editor

Ray Merrin

Re-Recording Mixer

Kurt Munkacsi

Musical Producer (For Philip Glass)

Anushia Nieradzik

Costume Designer

Jan Pester

Steadicam Operator

Colin Plenty

Location Manager

Harry Rabinowitz

Conductor

Michael Riesman

Musical Director (For Philip Glass)

Peter Robertson

Steadicam Operator

Mike Ross-trevor

Other

Jupiter Sen

Adr Editor

Julie Shepherd

Other

Jenny Shircore

Chief Makeup/Hair Artist

Pete Smith

Music Coordinator

Pete Smith

Other

Phil Symes

Publicist

Guy Travers

Assistant Director

Michael Troake

Other

Frank Walsh

Art Director

Ene Watts

Script Supervisor

Ralph Wheeler-holes

Wardrobe Supervisor

Film Details

Also Known As
Agent Secret, Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent, Secret Agent
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Cineimage; Heyman-Hoskins Productions; Pangea Media Group; Peerless Camera Company
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Les Films De L'Elysee; Metropolitan Filmexport; Turner Entertainment Company
Location
London, England, United Kingdom; Ealing Studios, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 34m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 1996

Released in United States Fall November 8, 1996

Released in United States October 1996

Released in United States on Video April 8, 1997

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.

Began shooting July 3, 1995.

Completed shooting August 22, 1995.

Released in United States on Video April 8, 1997

Released in United States October 1996 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival October 4-20, 1996.)

Released in United States Fall November 8, 1996

Expanded Release in United States November 15, 1996