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A Quiet Day in Belfast (1974)

 -  Drama  -  17 May 1974 (Canada)
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A brutally realistic drama dealing with the conflict between northern Irish "patriots" and British soldiers.

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John Slattery
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Brigit Slattery / Thelma Slattery
Sean McCann ...
Peter O'Lurgan
Leo Leyden ...
Charlie McLarnon
Mel Tuck ...
Tim Horgan
Joyce Campion ...
Mrs. McDuatt
Sean Mulcahy ...
Mike Mahoney
Emmet Bergin ...
Jack Jameson
Donald Reynolds ...
Boy Heckler
Antony Parr ...
Mr. Collins (as Anthony Parr)
David Stewart ...
Major McGinnis
Gillie Fenwick ...
Mr. Harrowgate
Robert McKenna ...
Harry Doherty
Sydney Brown ...
Fiddler McGinn (as Sid Brown)
Gerald Crack ...
Nigel Godfrey
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A brutally realistic drama dealing with the conflict between northern Irish "patriots" and British soldiers.

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Avoid at all costs!
11 May 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Although the subject matter here was of intrinsic interest to me ( I was born in Belfast) this woeful attempt at drama has "tommies" (as British soldiers were known in World War I) with long hair bursting out of their caps, Margot Kidder trying & failing to achieve an Irish accent and the Irish portrayed as murderous, stupid or both.

There's shocking over-acting and a ridiculous ending with dozens dead.

This production never got within 100 miles of Belfast and is best ignored.


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