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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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After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A must-see movie of our times! See more (20 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Gavin Abbott ... Bomb Incident Officer 2
Joanne Adams ... Control Officer 1
Shamshad Akhtar ... Falzah
Dean Ashton ... RSM Officer

Paul Antony-Barber ... 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

Louise Delamere ... Liz Corrigan
Tony Dolan ... Lead TSG Officer
Greg Donaldson ... Fireman

Houda Echouafni ... Fatima
Essam Edriss ... Reconnaissance Man

Waleed Elgadi ... Abu Abassi (as William El-Gardi)

Tim Faraday ... Chief Paramedic 2
Brendan Fleming ... Cordon Police Officer

Alastair Galbraith ... Murray Corrigan, Watch Commander (as Alistair Galbraith)

Sartaj Garewal ... Bomb Incident Room Officer

George Georgiou ... Usman Selcuk
Denis Gilmore ... British Truck Driver (as Dennis Gilmore)
Darren Hawkes ... Camera Operator
Rachael Hayden ... Jen - Female Fire Officer
Philip Hayton ... Anchor - News 24 (as Philip Heyton)

Dorian Healy ... Harper

Darren Higham ... Murray Fire Officer 3
David Horovitch ... Lambert
Robert Horwell ... Chief Paramedic 1
Amar Hussain ... Imran Nazir

Raza Jaffrey ... Rashid Dhar
Hosh Kane ... Yousef Ghamidi
William Key ... NRPB Specialist
Paul Maddaford ... DC Phillips
Guy Masterson ... Fire Commander
John McIntyre ... TV Reporter - Hospital
Liam McKenna ... Science Officer
Susie McKenna ... Surveillance Officer 2

Jeff Mirza ... Asian Landlord

Liam Noble ... Entry Controller

James Puddephatt ... Fire Marshall

Koel Purie ... DC Sameena Habibullah

Sam Redford ... Steve - Hyperventilating Fireman

Narinder Samra ... Barber Asharf

Martin Savage ... DS Mike Drummer
Helen Schlesinger ... Nicola Painswick, Minister for London
Marc Small ... Control Officer 3
Jonty Stephens ... DI Lane
Ewan Stewart ... Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Ives

Joe Tucker ... DI Brook
John Vine ... Chairman of Parliamentary Hearing
Deka Walmsley ... Duty Sergeant

Morgan Walters ... Police Officer - Bomb St
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graeme Ford ... DC Scott
Robert Stone

Lasco Atkins ... Hospital staff (uncredited)
Charlotte Green ... Herself (Radio 4 newsreader) (voice) (uncredited)

Abdul Popoola ... City worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Daniel Percival 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lizzie Mickery 
Daniel Percival 

Produced by
Luke Alkin .... producer
Stephen Barrett .... research producer
Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo .... line producer
Liza Marshall .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer (as David Thompson)
Paul Woolwich .... executive producer: BBC Current Affairs
 
Original Music by
Joe Walker 
 
Cinematography by
Graham Smith 
 
Film Editing by
Melanie Oliver 
 
Casting by
Lucy Bevan 
Kahleen Crawford 
Des Hamilton 
 
Production Design by
Will Hughes-Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Bullock 
 
Costume Design by
Lucinda Wright 
 
Makeup Department
Laura Schiavo .... makeup artist
Catherine Scoble .... makeup designer
Leda Shawyer .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Richard Hill .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Amy Coop .... additional third assistant director (as Adam Coop)
Kelly Dennis .... third assistant director
Beth Elliott .... second second assistant director
Mark Goddard .... first assistant director
Nic Jeune .... first assistant director: second unit
Paul Morris .... second assistant director
Christian Rigg .... additional third assistant director
Alex Streeter .... additional third assistant director
 
Art Department
Kyvan Ali-Mardani .... dressing props
Mario Bueno .... property master
Cathy Cosgrove .... production buyer
Emily Daines .... art department assistant
Douglas Ingram .... storyboard artist
Mark Keene .... carpenter
Gary Martin .... dressing props
Shaun Mitcheson .... stand-by art director
Adrian Platt .... stand-by props
Tony Statham .... signs and graphics
Graham Ward .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Tom Barrow .... sound assistant
Max Bygrave .... sound effects editor
Graham Day .... sound assistant
Steve Finn .... boom operator
Tim Fraser .... sound recordist
Jamie Gambell .... additional boom operator
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Simon Hayter .... additional sound recordist
Tim Owens .... dialogue editor
Becki Ponting .... adr editor
William Towers .... sound maintenance (as Will Towers)
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Tony Auger .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Andy Bradford .... stunt coordinator (as Andrew Bradford)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Bishop .... camera trainee
Edward Bishop .... camera trainee
Kerry Brown .... still photographer
Sue Cane .... focus puller
Vincent Carroll .... electrician
Tom Craig .... still photographer
David Genge .... electrician
Nick Green .... gaffer
Nick Vernon .... clapper loader
Darren Vincent .... camera trainee
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joanne Hayes .... wardrobe assistant
Elizabeth Wilson .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colorist
Gerald Morris .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Biola Bankole .... assistant accountant
Stephen Barrett .... research producer
Naomi Bradford .... researcher
Mhairi Brennan .... production coordinator
Kirstie Edgar .... script supervisor
Syd Ezrouki .... location assistant
Mark Kinsella .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Mark Kinsella .... production secretary
Susy Liddell .... head of production
Kevin McSweeney .... production accountant
Jenny McVeigh .... researcher
Elizabeth Pavitt .... production runner
Mona Qureshi .... script editor
Alex Small .... floor runner
Matthew Wortman .... location manager
 

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90 min | Argentina:91 min
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22 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
A must-see movie of our times!, 26 January 2005
Author: MountainMan from Midlothian, Virginia

Well this movie certainly was in keeping with the current times. No happy endings, super-heroes, or miracles here. Just down-to-earth fiction to stimulate our minds along the lines of terrorism, and what-ifs. Kudos to Percival and Mickery for an excellent screenplay and superb direction by Percival. Films like this are needed to keep us aware of what is out there. If every peace-loving man and woman on earth reported obviously suspicious activities I believe terrorism could not thrive. This movie showed just how hard it really is to subvert these terrorists, even with good intelligence. Even though the film is a bit propagandist against Islam (the use of a Muslim police officer as a main character) I believe it was entirely realistic. There was meant to be shock-value in the bombing incident. As a very clever tool to relay the humility and indignity of people caught up in an attack such as this, they showed full nudity of women being decontaminated post-attack. It didn't take me long to realize that this was meant to even further instill into the viewer that thought, i.e., we are not in control of everything in a situation like this. Although this took place in London, with the usual high-level British acting, it makes a statement for any part of the world. Great movies don't have to be blockbuster epic productions, and this movie is very very worthy of viewing.

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