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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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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 ...
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Josh Cole ...
Control Officer 2
Zoe Conway ...
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Joanna Croll ...
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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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On a quiet street the men next door are going about their business. The business of nuclear terrorism. See more »

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A very interesting movie...
4 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie was really interesting... it also is quite shocking as the similar events of the movie occurred only 10 months after the movie premiered.

it was interesting seeing the problems that could be encountered and realistic enough to show that no matter how prepared you think you are

  • you aren't. if this was made for an American audience - it would be


different because they would have used this as a full propaganda film and not as a wake call which the BBC did! it still is propaganda, in some extend - no film today with these themes can not be - but it dealt with the issue successfully.

a film that should be shown in all terrorism/counter-terrorism courses but will not because it shows faults which is not allowed to be acknowledged! A great film in which the BBC took a few risks and unfortunately, London does not need a fictional tale any more, due to the reality of July 7 2005.


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