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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bernie McPhelimy
Aidan McPhelimy
Nuala O'Neill ...
Annie McPhelimy
James Loughran ...
Thomas McPhelimy
Barry Loughran ...
Brendan McPhelimy
Elizabeth Donaghy ...
Sinead McPhelimy
Dino / Owen
Jaz Pollock ...
Patsy French
Caolan Byrne ...
Niall French
Aingeal Grehan ...
Immonger (as Nick Woodeson)
Des McAleer ...
B.J. Hogg ...
Doreen Hepburn ...


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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Release Date:

26 February 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Frontline - Zwischen den Fronten  »

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


$59,844 (USA) (8 September 2000)

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Excellent throughout
7 June 1999 | by (Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

Very good film about Northern Ireland and the early troubles. Excellent acting by Nuala O'Neill and especially Julie Walter who not only carried the accent well but acted superbly also. Thankfully unlike so many other films based on the troubles in NI this one shows a realistic view of events. Highly recommended.

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