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Bloody Sunday (2002)

 -  Drama | History | War  -  25 January 2002 (UK)
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A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

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Bridget Bond (as Carmel Mccallion)
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Major Steele (as Chris Villiers)
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Colonel Tugwell
Declan Duddy ...
Gerry Donaghy
Edel Frazer ...
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Mary Donaghy
Mike Edwards ...
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Gerry Hammond ...
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Documentary-style drama showing the events that led up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters and wounding 14 more. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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25 January 2002 (UK)  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

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$29,419 (USA) (4 October 2002)

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$768,045 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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Trivia

As Ivan Cooper exits home, a theater can be seen, where the movie Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), which was actually showing at the time, is showing. See more »

Goofs

When the military staff review the itinerary (roughly at 21'), they point at a map with a main rendezvous point : Agro corner. It is first written as "Aggro corner", then spelled "Agro corner" in the next sequence and back to "Aggro corner" in the final view of the map. See more »

Quotes

Ivan Cooper: I just want to say this to the British Government... You know what you've just done, don't you? You've destroyed the civil rights movement, and you've given the IRA the biggest victory it will ever have. All over this city tonight, young men... boys will be joining the IRA, and you will reap a whirlwind.
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After listing the casualties of the indicident portrayed in the film it adds, "More than 3000 people have been killed during the Troubles in Northern Ireland." See more »

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Good movie. Bad documentary
24 October 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

As many of the previous commenters have pointed out, this is a very exciting and well acted film about a shameful day in British history. However, the documentary style film-making style means that factual omissions and implications have greater impact than in a film that doesnt purport to be 'historical fact'.

A couple of the previous comments have stated that Bloody Sunday was the start of the 'Armed Struggle'. In fact, the hardline Provisional IRA split from the Official IRA in 1970, 2 years before Bloody Sunday - this was the start of the resumption of IRA military operations. 200 soldiers, policemen and civilians were murdered in 1970-1, so the soldiers would indeed have been scared about being shot, and would also have wanted to 'strike back'. I didn't think that these motivations were portrayed in the film, and other than the historical omissions this is the only real weakness of the film which i would recommend to anyone irrespective of their own opinions on Northern Ireland.


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