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Bloody Sunday (2002)

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McCorry
Gerard Crossan ...
Eamonn McCann
Bernadette Devlin
Carmel McCallion ...
Bridget Bond (as Carmel Mccallion)
Maj. Gen. Ford
Brig. Maclellan
Maj. Steele (as Chris Villiers)
James Hewitt ...
Col. Tugwell
Declan Duddy ...
Gerry Donaghy
Edel Frazer ...
Gerry's Girl
Joanne Lindsay ...
Mary Donaghy
Mike Edwards ...
Soldier 027
Gerry Hammond ...
Para F
Jason Stammers ...
Para G


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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Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 April 2002 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Domingo Sangrento  »


Box Office


£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,419, 6 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$768,045, 19 January 2003
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »


Camera reflected in car door window @1.40. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

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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Sunday Bloody Sunday
Performed by U2
Written by U2
Published by Universal Music Publishing International BV
Blue Mountain Music LTD (UK), Mother Music (Ireland)
Courtesy of Universal Island Records LTD
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for anyone even peripherally familiar with the northern conflict, this is an important film.
12 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

being from belfast, i have an all too familiar recollection of this and many other tragic events.

being born protestant, i have little use for the cowardly, yet brutal and malicious, mutation of the provisional ira; under the helm of gerry addams.

being born sentient, i have little use for the fire and brimstone polarisations; counterspin and half-truths of ian paisley.

being born human, i have empathy for the slain.

the bloody Sunday massacre in derry, was a tragic testament to man's blood-lust, fueled by fear and adrenaline. the events depicted in the movie "bloody Sunday," provide an arresting portrayal of a tacitly monumental aspect of modern ulster history. the portrayals of the people and the events maintain an objective testimony toward a tragedy that is both sobering and inexcusable.

"bloody Sunday" takes no sides, and distributes no blame. it simply reenacts the events as they were recorded, and lets the viewer make his or her own decisions.

if you are familiar with the conflict; if you are distressed by man's inhumanity unto himself; if you are simply interested in a detached account of history; this is an important film to see.

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