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Omagh (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 May 2004 (Ireland)
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An examination of the aftermath of the 1998 Real IRA bombing that killed 29 people in Omagh, Northern Ireland.

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Michèle Forbes ...
Patsy Gallagher (as Michele Forbes)
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Peter Ballance ...
Mark Breslin (as Peter Balance)
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15 August 1998: the Real IRA exploded a bomb on a crowded street in Omagh, just into Northern Ireland, to halt the Good Friday accords and peace process; 29 people died. Families formed the Omagh Support Group to press the police in their inquiries. The film focuses on the Gallagher family, who lose their son Aiden. His father, Michael, a mechanic, becomes chair of the support group. The press for answers strains his relationship with his wife. High-ranking police speak in bromides. Shadowy figures offer intelligence that calls into question the integrity before and after the bombing of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and its Special Branch. Will the murders remain unsolved? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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police | ireland | ira | bombing | murder | See more »

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Rated PG-13 for an intense scene of terrorist violence, disturbing images and brief strong language | See all certifications »
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The song "Broken Things" which was sung by Julie Miller at the end of the film, was performed at the memorial service for the Omagh bomb victims by local singer Juliet Turner. See more »

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Michael Gallagher: [final scene, addressing the media pack] The day our loved ones lost their lives and our families were torn apart, we were told that everything would be done to bring their killers to justice. To learn today that they have failed us, before the bomb, after the bomb, and are still failing us now. To have that knowledge, however distressing, however shocking means that we can at last move forward. I would like to announce today that we will be pursuing our own legal action against the Real IRA. ...
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Best Movie I've Ever Seen
19 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a moving experience watching this movie. You get a great idea of the troubles Northern Ireland went through, and how it affected England itself and Northern Ireland as well.

You also get a glimpse of how it affected families of the dead and what they had to go through just to get recognition for these bombings.

Gerard McSorley was superb in this film. It was almost surreal how good this man was in this film.

Overall, this had to be the greatest film I have ever seen. And I was only 14 when I saw this film (15 at this moment) and I'm still touched by this movie.

I recommend this movie to everyone not only interested in Northern Ireland and the troubles, but for someone who wants to see a moving, touching, and amazing movie.


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