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


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19 April 2002 (Portugal) See more »
A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

James Nesbitt ... Ivan Cooper

Allan Gildea ... Kevin McCorry
Gerard Crossan ... Eamonn McCann

Mary Moulds ... Bernadette Devlin
Carmel McCallion ... Bridget Bond (as Carmel Mccallion)

Tim Pigott-Smith ... Major General Ford

Nicholas Farrell ... Brigadier Maclellan

Christopher Villiers ... 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
Ken Williams ... Para H
Bryan Watts ... Para E

Simon Mann ... Colonel Wilford
Rhidian Bridge ... Major Loden

Johnny O'Donnell ... Jim

David Clayton Rogers ... Dennis (as David Rogers)
Sean O'Kane ... Hugh
Thomas McEleney ... Tommy (as Thomas Mceleney)
Deirdre Irvine ... Bogside woman
Gerry Newton ... Mr. O'Keefe

Ross MacDonald ... Lieutenant 119 (as Ross Macdonald)
Jim Alexander ... Csm
James Scott ... Officer At Barrier 12
Grainne Costello ... Mrs. Hegarty
Don Mullan ... Bogside priest

David Pearse ... O / C Provos
Charles Oakden ... Briefer
Kathy Kiera Clarke ... Frances (as Kathy Keira Clarke)

Gerard McSorley ... Chief Supt. Lagan (as Gerard Mcsorley)

Bruce Lawrence ... Brigade Net (as Bruce Alexander)
Jason Muir ... Brigade Net
Tim Clark ... Brigade Net
Matt Ashenden ... Brigade Net
Daryl Auckland ... Brigade Net
Rita Hamill ... Peggy Deery
Robert O'Connor ... Willie Mckinney
Kevin McCallion ... Barney Mcguigan (as Kevin Mccallion)
James McLaughlin ... Jim Wray (as James Mclaughlin)
Graham Harrison ... Officer At Barrier 14
Oliver Maguire ... Ruc Man
Darren Healy ... 303 Man (as Darren Healey)
Simon Emberley ... Lieutenant N
Raymond Cullen ... Father Daly
Tony Bates ... Doctor Swords
Kevin Meehan ... Hospital Administrator
Mark Redhead ... Journalist
Ian Dray ... Sib officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eoin Egan ... I.R.A gunman
Laura Pyne
Colin Coull ... Soldier (uncredited)

Carleen Melaugh ... Marcher (uncredited)
Gillian Rea ... March Organiser (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Greengrass 
Writing credits
Paul Greengrass (written by)

Produced by
Pippa Cross .... executive producer
Keith Evans .... executive producer
Arthur Lappin .... executive producer
Don Mullan .... co-producer
Paul Myler .... co-producer
Mark Redhead .... producer
Jim Sheridan .... executive producer
Rod Stoneman .... executive producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Tristan Whalley .... executive producer
Original Music by
Dominic Muldowney 
Cinematography by
Ivan Strasburg 
Film Editing by
Clare Douglas 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Production Design by
John Paul Kelly 
Art Direction by
Padraig O'Neill 
Costume Design by
Dinah Collin 
Makeup Department
Morna Ferguson .... key makeup artist
Lorraine Glynn .... key hair stylist
John Kelehan .... hair stylist
John Kelehan .... makeup artist
Conor McAllister .... assistant hair stylist (as Connor Mcallister)
Niamh O'Loan .... makeup artist
Martina Byrne .... make up artist: crowd (uncredited)
Production Management
Jo Homewood .... production manager
Adrian McCarthy .... production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Barry .... trainee assistant director
Therese Friel .... second assistant director
Elizabeth Gill .... first assistant director: second unit (as Liz Gill)
Luke Johnston .... first assistant director
Alex Jones .... trainee assistant director
Ray Kenny .... trainee assistant director
Marcus Lynch .... third assistant director
Clodagh Tierney .... second assistant director: additional photography
Jillian Wilson .... trainee assistant director
Sean Griffin .... trainee assistant director: dailies (uncredited)
Art Department
Maximilian Aita .... prop dresser (as Max Aita)
Anthony Arkins .... stagehand
George Arkins .... stagehand
Thomas Barry-Cunningham .... carpenter
Graeme Bird .... propmaker
Gay Byrn .... props runaround
Johnny Byrne .... props buyer
Alan Cheevers .... master plasterer
Austin Connolly .... carpenter
Colman Corish .... assistant art director
Joel Daminiani .... trainee props
Alan Dunne .... stand-by props
Cos Egan .... set dresser
Pascal Farrell .... supervising carpenter (as Paschal Farrell)
Emma Fitzsimons .... art director trainee
Mick Flood .... property master (as Michael Flood)
Brian Geoghegan .... carpenter
Sarah Kingston .... trainee prop buyer
Matthew Kirwan .... carpenter
Gerard Lanigan .... stand-by props
Kevin Mulligan .... plasterer
Michael Murphy .... carpenter
Ed Norton .... construction manager
Gearóid O'Riain .... stagehand (as Gearid O'Riain)
Liam O'Riain .... chargehand
Philip O'Shaughnessy .... painter
Thomas O'Shaughnessy .... painter
John Porter .... chargehand dressing props
Bobby Richardson .... painter
Jim Whiskers .... stand-by props truck
Philip Murphy .... props: reshoots (uncredited)
Sound Department
Albert Bailey .... production sound mixer
Pat Boxshall .... sound editor
Brian Connolly .... sound trainee
Jennie Evans .... sound editor
Stephen Farrell .... boom operator
Richard King .... sound re-recording mixer
Danny Longhurst .... supervising sound editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
Robert Flanagan .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Maurice Foley .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Steen Lyders Hansen .... Fire/Inferno artist
Giles Livesey .... digital film colorist
Sam Smith .... visual effects artist
Anthony Condren .... stunt performer
Brendan Condren .... stunts
Patrick Condren .... stunt coordinator (as Pat Condren)
Bill Little .... stunts
John Sheridan .... stunts
Paul Valentine .... stunts
Gerry Behan .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Burke .... stunts (uncredited)
David Byrne .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Francis Bush .... rigger
Angela Conway .... daily clapper loader
Willie Cooley .... camera truck
Ciaran Kavanagh .... camera operator
Ciaran Kavanagh .... director of photography: second unit
Kevin Kileen .... rigger (as Kevin Killeen)
Helen Madden .... clapper loader
Brendan McNicholl .... rigger (as Brendan Mcnicholl)
Andrew O'Reilly .... camera trainee
Brian Sheridan .... electrician
Bernard Walsh .... still photographer
Casting Department
Chuck Douglas .... open casting call coordinator: UK (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tony Burke .... wardrobe
Sheila Fahey .... wardrobe supervisor
John Fearon .... wardrobe
Louise Keating .... assistant costume designer
Una Nicholson .... military costumer
Edel Shortall .... wardrobe trainee
Debbie Williington .... wardrobe trainee
Emer Ó'Laoghaire .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Shane Chapman .... picture editor
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Tom Kinnersly .... assistant editor
Giles Livesey .... colorist
Transportation Department
Noel Burke .... driver: dining bus
Noel Burke .... unit driver
Anthony Carroll .... driver: facilities
Jeff Cullen .... unit driver
Jimmy Cullen .... unit driver
Richard Cullen .... unit driver
Tony Cullen .... unit driver
Karl Moore-Levy .... action vehicle coordinator (as Karl Moore Lewy)
Patrick Parker .... action vehicle assistant
Derek Patterson .... genny driver
Other crew
Naoise Barry .... assistant location manager
Rhidian Bridge .... military advisor
Eileen Conroy .... unit nurse
Colin Coull .... military advisor
Eddie Cullen .... facilities
Clare Cunningham .... assistant accountant
Pete Daly .... drama publicity
Rory Mac Dermott .... production accountant (as Rory Macdermott)
Deirdre Doorley .... production coordinator
Pierre Du Plessis .... legal: Film Council
Lucy Dyke .... researcher
Celine Friel .... extras coordinator: Derry
Louise Gaffney .... script supervisor
Mel Gallagher .... extras payroll
Mary Gilroy .... assistant coordinator
Ingrid Goodwin .... extras coordinator
James Hickey .... legal: Matheson Ormsby Prentice
Ruth Hunter .... legal: Matheson Ormsby Prentice
Ian Johnson .... drama publicity
Mike Large .... factual publicist
Mal .... military advisor
Simon Mann .... military advisor
Paddy McCarney .... location manager
Mary McCarthy .... location manager
Zoe Mcintyre .... drama publicity
John McKenna .... chief armorer
Oonagh McMorrow .... production coordinator
Ruth Murphy .... production assistant
Pat Nangle .... location assistant
Conor O'Carroll .... location trainee (as Connor James O'Carroll)
Mark Pybus .... legal: Granada Film
Bill Shephard .... head of production
Marco Testarossa .... pointer
Billie Webster .... account assistant
Anthony Whelan .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence and language
107 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Three days after this movie's UK television broadcast, Sunday (2002) (TV) aired on TV, which chronicled the same event from an alternate perspective.See more »
Anachronisms: The marchers carry homemade cardboard signs with slogans written on them. When shown from behind, some have modern printing ("Made in China") on them that are not appropriate for 1972.See more »
Chief Supt. Lagan:You call that minimum force?See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Magnificent Seven (1960)See more »
Sunday Bloody SundaySee more »


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54 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
Gritty and Powerful, 22 May 2003
Author: Patrick McCormick (splat99) from Countryside, IL, USA

I have seen "Bloody Sunday" twice now - once on the big screen and once on DVD - and read Don Mullen's book, "Eyewitness Bloody Sunday." This movie is a very realistic depiction of the defining moment of the "troubles" in Northern Ireland. The hand-held cameras and grainy film style make it feel more like a documentary than a movie, which of course is the intent. As another reviewer has mentioned, the acting is very natural throughout. It does take some time to get started, but once the the shooting starts it hits the viewer like a sledgehammer. Very powerful.

The film jumps so frequently from scene to scene that at times it is distracting, though I was much less annoyed by this the second time around. And, having seen it once with and once without subtitles, I must say that although the subtitles (optional on the DVD) are intrusive they are quite welcome. I love the Irish accent but at times it can be difficult for me to decipher,and much of the dialogue in the movie is muted. It was good to know what was being said.

As for the objectivity, of course the movie is slanted - so was the situation. But it is not unreasonably slanted. The British are not shown as one-dimensional demons - in particular, Nicholas Farrell does a great job of conveying Brigadier Mclellan's ambiguity and even disapproval of the course taken against his wishes by the supposed "Observer," Maj. Gen. Ford (who, if the movie has a villain, is the prime candidate.) At one point early on several Paras are discussing the day's prospects, and reveal how tired they are of being harassed, shot at and otherwise abused by the native population. This makes the day's events more understandable. This does not EXCUSE the cold-blooded gunning down of 27 people - there is no excuse for that - but at least one can see a contributing factor. And protesters are shown, once or twice, firing back. (The key here is firing BACK - evidence indicates that no marchers fired until the first two protesters were wounded. And those scattered few that attempted return fire were quickly dissuaded by their countrymen. Later in the day the IRA did go into action, but not until after the bloodletting in Bogside was over with.) Ivan Cooper's (James Nesbitt) words at the close of the film were shown to be all too true in the years since the actual incident. The IRA was on unsteady legs at the time, but has never lacked support since January 30, 1972.

The film is a powerful object lesson concerning the misuse of force, and one that governments everywhere - including my own country, the United States - should take to heart. It has a few flaws, but I think deserves the awards it has received. 8/10 points.

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