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Titanic Town (1998)

 -  Drama  -  26 February 1999 (UK)
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A Belfast housewife takes up the peace cause which causes her family trouble with IRA sympathizers.

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Bernie McPhelimy
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Aidan McPhelimy
Nuala O'Neill ...
Annie McPhelimy
James Loughran ...
Thomas McPhelimy
Barry Loughran ...
Brendan McPhelimy
Elizabeth Donaghy ...
Sinead McPhelimy
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Dino / Owen
Jaz Pollock ...
Patsy French
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Niall French
Aingeal Grehan ...
Deirdre
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Whittington
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Immonger (as Nick Woodeson)
Des McAleer ...
Finnbar
B.J. Hogg ...
Chair
Doreen Hepburn ...
Nora
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Set in Belfast in 1972, the politically naïve Bernie is trying to bring up a normal family in less than normal surroundings. Her best friend is accidentally shot dead by the IRA, and her neighbours are constantly raided by the army. In this climate of fear and confusion, she dares to stand up and condemn the killings. Criticising both factions equally, her public call for a ceasefire is interpreted by many as an attack against the IRA, and as her fledgling peace movement takes momentum, she and her family are placed in the frontline. Written by Dave F

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$34,785 (USA) (1 September 2000)

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$59,844 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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Boring!
11 September 2000 | by (Chicago Suburbs) – See all my reviews

This movie was very hard to follow. The Irish brougues (sp?) did not help; maybe it was the fact that I know nothing of the Northern Irish Conflict, other than it's between the Catholics and Protestants. Being of Eastern European descent, I have no knowledge of it. Last few months, I thought I'd widen my horizons and see an occasional independent/fine arts/foreign film, but every movie I've seen I did not care for. Will try again with The Yards and eventually Mansfield Park, when it comes to video, but if I don't care for those I'll stick with the Hollywood-released films.


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