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In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Thommo
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Jimmy
Joshua Hill ...
Carl
Ben Williams-Lee ...
Recruit Soldier
Jonah Russell ...
Barracks Officer
Harry Verity ...
Darren
Peter McNeil O'Connor ...
Warden
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Lt. Armitage
James McArdle ...
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A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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10 October 2014 (UK)  »

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$55,761 (USA) (27 February 2015)

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$1,268,760 (USA) (1 May 2015)
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Gary Hook was originally intended to have come from Lancashire but, at Jack O'Connell's request, the script was rewritten so the character came from his birthplace of Derby, Derbyshire. See more »

Goofs

The movie shows the British soldiers holding the L1A1 Self Loading Rifle (SLR) with black plastic butt stock and fore grip. These were not trailed by the British Army until 1974 and were then phased in over the next 8 years. The rifles should all have had wooden butt stocks and fore grips. See more »

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Mother in Raided House: For God's sake, will you never leave us alone?
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RIGHT OR WRONG
Written and Performed by Wanda Jackson
Published by EMI Music Publishing Limited
Courtesy of Nashville Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
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The curate's egg
13 October 2014 | by (Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

I felt this was a film about N Ireland made for audiences outside N Ireland. As with many films portraying my home country, most of the accents made me cringe. Also, the effect of a burning car or bus at the end of ever street was overdone. As for the pints of Guinness served like pints of bitter ..... Life was bad during the troubles, but not that bad. The film didn't gloss over the life of a squaddie, being required to do things and be places they probably had no understanding of. The quote about army life, which seems to be used in most media discussions, "the rich telling the stupid to shoot the poor" sums it up well. The portrayal of the role of special ops and their relationship with all sides in the conflict would probably be educational for those with a limited knowledge of N Ireland's history over the past 40 years. I'm glad I saw this movie but I have little inclination to watch it again.


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