From one of my favorite films, Murphy’s Romance.
James Garner, you will be missed.
Spook: Slang. an espionage agentWelcome to Primrose Road, or as it’s known within “The Service”, Spooksville Road - home to former members of the espionage service. Here surveillance experts, undercover specialists, and assassins alike, mix in happy harmony, enjoying their retirement and all the perks that a pension from Her Majesty’s Government affords them. Their peaceful existence (and utter boredom) is thrown into chaos though when a former agent turns up dead in the underwear section of a local Marks & Spencers - prompting these old pros to return to action.
Matters are complicated by the presence on the road of a now mad former agent handler (Derek Jacobi) and the agent that drove him to it (Eileen Atkins), a paranoid surveillance expert who thinks he’s in The French Connection (Michael Gambon), a longstanding rivalry between two hackers (Ian McKellen and Judi Dench), and a former CIA operative who thinks he’s still 25 (Dustin Hoffman).
Only the recently retired and new occupants of the road, assassin (Helen Mirren) and undercover ops agent (Penelope Wilton) seem to have a grip on the situation… or do they?
Oh and then of course there’s the arrival of an ex-husband (Michael Caine), who still has no idea, after 40 years, that his former wife (Maggie Smith) was the greatest trained killer in the history of the British Secret Service.
I would watch this about 10,000 times.
This looks like a job for Cinco, no?