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Dirty War (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller | Drama  -  24 January 2005 (USA)
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After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it.... See full summary »

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Gavin Abbott ...
Bomb Incident Officer 2
Joanne Adams ...
Control Officer 1
Shamshad Akhtar ...
Falzah
Dean Ashton ...
RSM Officer
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Commander Paul Hardwick
Kameal Nisha Bisnauthsingh ...
Razla
Louise Breckon-Richards ...
DC Vicky Loman
Keir Charles ...
Press Officer
Josh Cole ...
Control Officer 2
Zoe Conway ...
TV Reporter - Liz Street
Joanna Croll ...
Female Doctor
Craig Crosbie ...
Radiation Expert
Fuman Dar ...
Mohammed Ibn Harrara
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Liz Corrigan
Tony Dolan ...
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After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of men and women directly affected by terrorism. Among them: a firemen worried about the increasingly dangerous conditions he and his men are expected to work under; the head of the anti-terrorist branch whose responsibility it is to protect London and a female Muslim detective brought into Scotland Yard to investigate another suspected terrorist cell. But it is too late to stop the attack. Outside Liverpool Street station suicide bombers detonate a large bomb, killing scores of commuters and sending a radioactive plume high into the morning sky. For the police, a desperate struggle to find and stop secondary attacks begins. For the fire service, the difficult and dangerous task of carrying out search and rescue in a heavily contaminated area. And ... Written by anon

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A sane and rational view of an extreme and insane situation
21 January 2005 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Before seeing this picture I was quite skeptic, I don't like movies with an agenda nor do I appreciate being scared into thinking like the writer. I was also afraid this would be like the 2-part mini-series "10.4" which had a far-fetched concept, little relation to the real world and very poor execution. At the beginning is says: "This film is fiction, but the events portrayed and the information about UK emergency planning are based on extensive research"; and the general feeling is that you're not being sold on an idea, but that you're being taught a lesson in civil awareness. The message that is being conveyed is obvious from the start: It is coming and we're not prepared. The use of real places and a scenario which not only could happen - There are plans for when it does - all add to the disturbing effect the movie will have, on even the most cynical of viewers. The movie's perspective is that of the society and it stays away from heart-breaking personal moments, which won't convey the message, so none of the Romeo-Juliet drama we're used to.


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