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Eye of the Needle

24th July 1981
1h 48m
Richard Marquand

Eye of the Needle is a 1981 Drama Thriller film released on 24th July; Richard Marquand directed the film which stars Donald Sutherland, Rik Mayall, and Bill Nighy.


Great Britain, 1944, during World War II. Relentlessly pursued by several MI5 agents, Henry Faber the Needle, a ruthless German spy in possession of vital information about D-Day, takes refuge on Storm Island, an inhospitable, sparsely inhabited island off the coast of northern Scotland.

Genres & Themes

Cast (39)

Donald Sutherland's profile Donald Sutherland
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Rik Mayall's profile Rik Mayall
Age at Filming ≈ 22
Bill Nighy's profile Bill Nighy
Age at Filming ≈ 31
David Hayman's profile David Hayman
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Ian Bannen's profile Ian Bannen
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Kate Nelligan's profile Kate Nelligan
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Christopher Cazenove's profile Christopher Cazenove
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Sam Kydd's profile Sam Kydd
Age at Filming ≈ 63
John Bennett's profile John Bennett
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Faith Brook
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Don Fellows's profile Don Fellows
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Rupert Frazer's profile Rupert Frazer
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Richard Graydon's profile Richard Graydon
Age at Filming ≈ 58
Bill Fraser
Age at Filming ≈ 72
John Rees
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Stewart Harwood
Age at Filming ≈ 27
Michael Mellinger
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Philip Martin Brown's profile Philip Martin Brown
Age at Filming ≈ 24
John Paul
Age at Filming ≈ 6
Ellis Dale
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Allan Surtees
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Barbara Ewing's profile Barbara Ewing
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Arthur Lovegrove
Age at Filming ≈ 67
Colin Rix
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Alex McCrindle's profile Alex McCrindle
Age at Filming ≈ 69
Stephen MacKenna
Age at Filming ≈ 36
William Merrow
Age at Filming ≈ 73

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Production Companies

Kings Road Entertainment Juniper Films

Eye of the Needle Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

3% 0-12
8% 20-29
15% 30-39
8% 40-49
23% 50-59
8% 60-69
5% 70-79
31% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

10% Female
90% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Eye of the Needle FAQ

When was Eye of the Needle released?

Eye of the Needle was released 42 years ago, on Friday July 24th, 1981.

How much money did Eye of the Needle make?

The worldwide revenue was $18,000,000.

Is Eye of the Needle on Netflix?

No, Eye of the Needle is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Eye of the Needle on Amazon Prime?

No, Eye of the Needle is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Eye of the Needle on Disney Plus?

No, Eye of the Needle is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States