Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy ★★★ 1980

Guinness is brilliant as worldweary spy master George Smi ley, who has been somewhat forcibly re tired from British Intelligence, better known as “The Circus,” after a change at the top. But when a mole is discovered operating at the very highest levels, Smi ley is approached on the quiet to root him out without giving the game away. Com plex and sometimes confusing espionage drama based on the novel by John Le Carre. Followed by “Smiley's People.” 324m/C VHS, DVD . GB Alec Guinness, Michael Aldridge, Ian Bannen, Bernard Hepton, Ian Richardson, Terence Rigby, Anthony Bate, Hywel Bennett, Michael Jayston, Joss Ackland, Warren Clarke, Beryl Reid, Sian Phillips, Patrick Stewart; D: John Irvin; W: Arthur Hopcraft; C: Tony PierceRoberts; M: Geoffrey Burgon. TV