Friday, May 10, 2013

The Crying Game

1992 British Feature

Cast: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Miranda Richardson, Adrian Dunbar, Forest Whitaker and Jim Broadbent
Writer/Director: Neil Jordan

Following a kidnapping gone wrong, an IRA terrorist escapes to London and tracks down his captive's enigmatic lover.


  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 76%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 90% / Audience: 7.8%
  • OMG rating: 8 /10

  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


  • Academy Award for Original Screenplay; also nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor (Rea), Supporting Actor (Davidson) and Film Editing.
  • BAFTA Award for Best British Film; also nominated for Best Film, Director, Actor (Rea), Supporting Actor (Davidson), Supporting Actress (Richardson) and Original Screenplay.
  • Directors Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures.
  • European Film Award for Best Achievement.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama.
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Film.
  • London Critics Circle Film Awards for British Producer of the Year (Stephen Woolley), British Director of the Year and British Screenwriter of the Year.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Foreign Film.
  • National Board of Review Award for Most Auspicious Debut (Davidson).
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (Rea).
  • New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Richardson) and Screenplay.
  • Producers Guild of America Award for Best Picture.
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay.

  • Working Title: The Soldier's Wife.
  • The acting debut of Jaye Davidson.
  • The success of The Crying Game in the US was due to a memorable advertising campaign that generated intense public curiosity by asking audiences not to reveal the film's "secret" to their friends.
  • Boy George's cover version of the title song "The Crying Game" became a hit single. It was produced by the Pet Shop Boys.

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