Bloody Sunday (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  19 April 2002 (Portugal)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin McCorry
Gerard Crossan ...
Eamonn McCann
Bernadette Devlin
Carmel McCallion ...
Bridget Bond (as Carmel Mccallion)
Major General Ford
Brigadier Maclellan
Major Steele (as Chris Villiers)
James Hewitt ...
Colonel 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:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Three days after this movie's UK television broadcast, Sunday (2002) aired on TV, which chronicled the same event from an alternate perspective. See more »


The clothing on some of the crowd at the start of the civil rights march clearly revealed clothes such as tracksuit bottoms,a rain jacket with a sports logo across the front and a sweatshirt on a young boy at the side of the road which had the letters U.S.A on that were not manufactured at that time. See more »


Chief Supt. Lagan: You call that minimum force?
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Crazy Credits

The live rendition of U2's Sunday, Bloody Sunday continues to play for a full three minutes over a black screen after the credits finish rolling. See more »


Featured in The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003) See more »


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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Great Movie
9 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A very well done movie. I found it to be a very factual and a very frank account of a terrible time in Irish/British history.

When compared to other books and materials I have read about the account in the past few years, I would have to say it was probably about as accurate as it could be. Of course we don't hear the exact language that was used, especially by British commanders during that time, but I think the movie gives a very likely occurrence of what happened behind closed doors.

Soldiers that were allowed to speak up, many years after the fact, have themselves, shed light onto what happened during that time.

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