A perverse moral tale preaching the oldest of lessons--that love conquers all--THE CRYING GAME was helped by clever marketing to seduce an unexpectedly wide audience.
Fergus (Stephen Rea), an IRA foot soldier, is part of a small group led by ferocious idealogues Jude (Miranda Richardson) and Maguire (Adrian Dunbar). They kidnap a British soldier, Jody (Forest Whitaker), in Northern Ireland and attempt to exchange him for a group of imprisoned IRA members. As
the tense and exhausted comrades take turns guarding Jody, a tentative friendship forms between Fergus and the frightened captive. Aware of his colleagues' growing contempt for what they perceive to be a wea...