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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  21 August 2009 (USA)
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Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way ... See full summary »

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Fergus
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Martin
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Sean
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Lara
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Tom Collins ...
Mickey
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Ray
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Robbie
Laura Hughes ...
Mary
Gerard Jordan ...
Kieran
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Donovan
Joe Doyle ...
Quinn
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Frankie (as Connor McNeill)
Evan Harte ...
Little Patrick (as Evan)
Oscar Harte ...
Little Patrick
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Storyline

Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA whilst feeding information to his British handler and saving lives in the process. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When you cross the line there's no going back.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence and torture, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

50 Dead Men Walking  »

Box Office

Budget:

£6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£99,440 (UK) (10 April 2009)

Gross:

£99,440 (UK) (10 April 2009)
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When Marty walks into the bakery to see his girlfriend and child, a 'Scores on the Doors' sign is visible on the door as he opens it - 'Scores on the Doors' didn't come into effect until 2005 while the events in the film are set in and around 1990. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fergus: His name is Martin McGartland, and when I met him he was an unemployed Catholic hood selling stolen goods.
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Babylon's Burning
Written by Malcolm Owen (as Owen), John Jennings (as Jennings), Paul Richard Fox (as Fox), David Ruffy (as Ruffy)
Performed by The Ruts
Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Virgin Records
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Nice surprise
13 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I don't care about the accuracy. It's closer than 90 percent of what we see out of Hollywood. Having said, kudos to Canadian director Kari Skogland on a terrifically entertaining film. Great performances by all actors. Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess were especially great. They obviously had good chemistry which played out on the screen. Jim Sturgess is a talented young actor. The soundtrack was exactly right, helping to create a sense that I had just had a glimpse into what their lives must've been like. I measure films based on how they made me feel. This one was a "Wow!"

Look forward to seeing more from all!


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