Watch Trailer
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
Red Riding: 1980 | 01:01
Watch Trailer
MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 371 this week

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  11 November 2009 (France)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 6,482 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 76 critic

A team of investigators attempt to stop a serial killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper from claiming his next victim, but uncover something far more terrifying.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 04 Dec 2011
 
PP
a list of 43 titles
created 19 Dec 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 19 Jan 2013
 
a list of 26 titles
created 29 Jan 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 13 Jun 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (TV Movie 2009)

Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (TV Movie 2009) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980.

User Polls

2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Plagued by guilt, a corrupt police official attempts to solve the case of a missing schoolgirl after seeing connections between her disappearance and a rash of prior abductions.

Director: Anand Tucker
Stars: David Morrissey, Lisa Howard, Chris Walker
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Andrew Garfield, David Morrissey, John Henshaw
The Team (2005)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A cinema verite documentary about the homeless soccer team from New York City who travel and compete at the 1st Annual Homeless Soccer World Cup in Graz, Austria in July 2003.

Directors: James Marsh, Basia Winograd
Stars: Gernot Koenig
Project Nim (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Nim Chimpsky, Stephanie LaFarge, Herbert Terrace
Boy A (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans
Mumbo Jumbo (2005)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In a misguided attempt to do something for the war on terror, self-styled suburban warriors Gool, Rube and Simmo are ready to carry out their first operation, but things don't go quite as they planned.

Director: Bevan Walsh
Stars: Tom Brooke, Andrew Garfield, Javone Prince
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Wisconsin Death Trip is an intimate, shocking and sometimes hilarious account of the disasters that befell one small town in Wisconsin during the final decade of the 19th century. The film ... See full summary »

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Ian Holm, Jeffrey Golden, Jo Vukelich
I'm Here (2010)
Short | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young man faces the abrupt loss of his friend.

Director: Spike Jonze
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sienna Guillory, Annie Hardy
The King (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A troubled man, recently discharged from the Navy, goes to Corpus Christi, Texas, in search of the father he's never met.

Director: James Marsh
Stars: Gael García Bernal, William Hurt, Laura Harring
Director: Robin Morningstar
Stars: Robin Morningstar, Claire Gillan
Air II (2009)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Luke Davies
Stars: Andrew Garfield, Felix Benton, S.A. Griffin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Peter Hunter
...
Philip Evans
...
Sir John Marsden
...
Michael Warren
...
Clement Smith
...
Helen Marshall
...
John Nolan
...
...
...
...
Tony Mooney ...
Tommy Douglas
...
Dick Alderman
Ken Oxtoby ...
Hotel Receptionist
Edit

Storyline

With a serial killer claiming victim 13 and rumors of corruption in their force, the West Yorkshire cops are told to cooperate with a team from outside - Peter Hunter and two hand-picked associates. Hunter gets little help but plunges ahead, discovering that one of the 13 victims may have a different killer. This part of the investigation leads to late-night calls, another murder, and bureaucratic moves to push Hunter aside: he may be getting close, not to the serial killer but to bad apples in the force. Christmas approaches. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 November 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Investigação de Risco  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$14,526 (USA) (5 February 2010)

Gross:

$148,826 (USA) (23 April 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Maxine Peake was cast when two previous choices dropped out. See more »

Goofs

In an early flashback to the Karachi Club investigation, Hunter identifies some long, bottle-necked cartridge cases as coming from an MP5. The MP5 fires 9mm rounds, which are shorter and have straight sides. See more »

Quotes

Peter Hunter: You don't like the police much, do you?
Martin Laws: No love lost, no.
Peter Hunter: So when someone kicks down your front door, kills the dog and rapes the wife, who you gonna call?
Martin Laws: Well it certainly wouldn't be the West Yorkshire Police - they'd already *be* in there, wouldn't they!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Russell Brand/Chris Brown (2011) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The most powerful of the trilogy
1 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Red Riding: 1980" follows more or less the same formula as the first installment: an illicit sexual relationship complicates an investigation--and provides a disturbing commentary on, a series of grisly crimes against women. "Red Riding: 1980" introduces a new main character: Peter Hunter (Paddy Considine), a "clean" Manchester cop being brought in to investigate the local police force's handling of the high-profile "Yorkshire Ripper" case. To date, 13 women have been killed by what is presumed to be one person, but there have been no arrests and little progress. (Events in this movie are loosely based on an infamous real-life case.) Peter's hand- picked team includes two past associates: the businesslike John Nolan (Tony Pitts) and Helen Marshall (Maxine Peake), with whom he previously had an affair. Hunter gets little help but plunges ahead, discovering that one of the 13 victims may have a different killer.

Hunter begins to the investigation, thinking it has something to do with his previous visit to Yorkshire in 1974, when he rubbed the local authorities the wrong way while investigating a shooting. As Detective Hunter delves deeper into the case, it becomes increasingly obvious that incompetence isn't likely to blame for the lack of progress made by Yorkshire police.

The acting in "Red Riding: 1980" is improved from it's predecessor. Paddy Considine is an established, respected actor and it shows in his performance. The members of the supporting cast, with the exception of Maxine Peake, are solid. Warren Clarke is very good at being an utterly despicable villain despite limited screen time. This second film, directed by "Man on Wire" James Marsh, was shot in 35mm widescreen. The more polished look however, does nothing to diminish the ominous atmosphere- -or the sense of oppression accompanying the setting. In all three films,

Though the films--each by a different director--share some of the same characters, there's no epic build from one episode to the next. Rather, after each part concludes, the next more or less begins from a standing start. "Red Riding: 1980" is the movie in which the trilogy comes into its own. Gone is the uneven pacing associated with the first film. The film itself is sturdier than it's predecessor especially as its pace tightens with Marsh displaying a palpable mastery of tension. This production starts at a high level and proceeds on a clear and strong trajectory. It tells its own story while at the same time expanding the canvas of the overall tale. The ending completes the individual arc--but leaves the viewer yearning for more. It's hard to imagine anyone watching this film not seeking the time and opportunity to see the final volume of the trilogy.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What happened to Helen? lavender1905
So, who tortured ... (Don't read if you haven't seen Part 2 - 1980) ... hegstad9
1977? neecheecat
can't wait cawsmokramer
When is it on? vickyhughes1508
DVD kcbarker4-1

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?