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
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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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26 February 1999 (UK)  »

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Frontline - Zwischen den Fronten  »

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

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$59,844 (USA) (8 September 2000)
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Written and Performed by John Martyn
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Another mediocre drama about the strife in Northern Ireland.
13 June 2002 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Titanic Town" is a journeyman drama with a low budget feel which revisits Belfast, NI (circa 1970's) when the IRA and Brits waged war in the streets. The film tells of a housewife and mother who gets fed up with the violence and takes the initiative waging her own war of peace through mediation. Open ended and relatively uneventful, this film has little to offer save the curious and sometimes humorous juxtaposition of a "mom" amongst considerably more sagacious combatants. Not a bad small screen watch for moms but pretty trite stuff by cinematic standards.


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