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Hillsborough (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  5 December 1996 (UK)
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Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Spearritt
Kevin Knapman ...
Adam Spearritt
Eddie Spearritt
Sarah Graham ...
Sarah Hicks
Anna Martland ...
Vicki Hicks
Jenni Hicks
Trevor Hicks
Ian Glover
Rachel Davies ...
Theresa Glover
Chf Supt. Duckenfield
Joe Duttine ...
PC One
Stephen Hackett ...
PC Two
Bruce Jones ...
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Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium. This movie follows three Liverpudlian families before the match, during the tragedy and at the ensuing court battles which tried to decide who was to blame and what went wrong. Written by Jonathan Broxton <>

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Drama | Sport





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5 December 1996 (UK)  »

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Inquest  »

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Ricky Tomlinson's DCI Wise would take over from Christopher Eccleston's DCI Bilborough in episode "To Be A Somebody" of the Cracker series also written by Jimmy McGovern. See more »


Trevor Hicks: I can come to terms with happened at Hillsborough, just about. But what happened next in the days, and weeks and months that followed I'll never come to terms with that. I'll never come to terms with what happened next.
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a realistic and dramatic movie
25 June 2000 | by (Linz, Austria) – See all my reviews

This movie is about the disaster in the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, where 96 supporters died by getting pressed against the fences. Furthermore the movie is about the faults of the police that led to this accident. You can feel the pain and the rage that the family and the friends of the 96 have felt. The police (who is for me responsible) is trying to blame the supporters that should have been drunk and have had no tickets. The movie does not make a real or the right statement. It only shows what happened on this day and the following years. It shows the fight for justice by the families and the story of some of the 96 supporters. They will never be forgotten.

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