Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene on the runway a sound man with a boom mike is reflected in Smiley's glasses.

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Quotes

George Smiley: We are not so very different, you and I. We've both spent our lives looking for the weaknesses in one another.

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Mistakes

George Smiley stays in a hotel near Liverpool St Station, London to investigate the spy at the heart of the circus. There is one scene where we see, from above, a train leaving the station. Liverpool St station is electrified using overhead wires - the train is leaving a station using a different electrification system called 3rd rail which has never existed at Liverpool St.

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Trivia

At the start of the movie, Control, played by John Hurt, signs a letter with a green pen. This is based on reality - traditionally the head of the Secret Intelligence Services or MI6 always uses a green pen to sign letters with a C.

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