Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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Niall Hennessy
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Kate Brooke
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Insp. Hollis
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Comdr. Rice
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Williams
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Sean Tobin
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Gerry
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Hawk
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Boyle
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Tilney
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Covey
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Tipaldi
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Stephen Burgess M.P.
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Paul Brennan ...
Maguire
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Hennessy is an Irishman who believes in peace, but who has had connections to the IRA. After his family is killed, and he plots revenge, setting out to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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22 August 1975 (West Germany)  »

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Bombemanden  »

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This was Patrick Stewart's first film. See more »

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This motion picture incorporates extracts from a news film of The Queen at a State Opening of Parliament which, when photographed, was not intended for use in a fictional context. The Directors of Hennessy Film Productions, Ltd. would therefore like to make it clear that the Royal Family took no part in the making of this film. See more »

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Referenced in The Starlets (1977) See more »

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An ex-squaddie writes
15 January 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film at the cinema when it was released in 1975. I got the shock of my life when I saw myself in the newsreel film over the opening credits. In 1969, 1971 and 1972 I had served tours in Belfast with the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, and it is film of the Winter 1971/Spring 1972 tour that opens Hennessy.

The first few scenes of the street rioting, the armoured "pigs", the equipment of the squaddies and the visceral hatred shown by the rioters was scarily authentic, unfortunately the accents of some of the "Irish" characters wasn't. With such heavyweights as Rod Steiger and Trevor Howard, the film should have received more support- perhaps the distributors were concerned about the politics. A brave film for daring to confront "The Troubles" and a good "yarn" as well.


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