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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Caolan Byrne ...
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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Oh Dear Not Again
15 December 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Oh dear not yet another black comedy featuring the troubles in Northern Ireland . Haven't we seen enough of these type of stories on television ? Do we also have to endure them turning up at film festivals and cinema chains ?

Sorry if I've got a serious problem with this type of story but it's a medium best suited for television written by someone of the calibre of Graham Reid ( Check out the author's BILLY trilogy from the 1980s ) and the problem with TITANIC TOWN is that the script is far too obvious . A mother in a republican estate of Belfast in the 1970s decides she's had enough of the violence and stands up for the peaceful majority . It's the type of story that's supposed to have the audience angry one moment , weeping the next and smiling a moment later . Unfortunately what we get is cyphers giving speeches followed by silly things then back to the speeches again . It's always the innocent who suffer from political violence , thanks for pointing that out because I didn't know . YAWN


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