The Crying Game (1992)

The Crying Game (1992)

 

Moviegoers gasped in surprise, discomfort and recognition during the big “reveal” – the scene midway through The Crying Game when IRA soldier Stephen Rea, romantically involved with the girlfriend (Jaye Davidson) of a dead hostage (Forest Whitaker), discovers that she’s a man, baby. A methodical and tightly-wound psychological thriller, this 1992 film still entertains, and in retrospect, Davidson’s performance appears even more accomplished.