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A War of Children (1972)

Two families in Belfast, one Protestant and one Catholic, find that their long-standing friendship is threatened by the escalating sectarian violence that surrounds them.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nora Tomelty
... Maureen Tomelty
John Ronane ... Frank Tomelty
... Reg Hogg
Oliver Maguire ... Ian McCullum
Aideen O'Kelly ... Meg McCullum
Danny Figgis ... Donal Tomelty
David G. Meredith ... Robbie McCullum
Patrick Dawson ... Seamus Lynch
Cathleen Delany ... Mrs. Doyle (as Cathleen Delaney)
Maura Keeley ... Woman in Shop
Arthur O'Sullivan ... Mr. Fiske
Des Nealon ... British Lieutenant (as Desmond Nealon)
... British Soldier
Conor Evans ... British Soldier
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Two families in Belfast, one Protestant and one Catholic, find that their long-standing friendship is threatened by the escalating sectarian violence that surrounds them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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long remembered ending
26 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie in over thirty years and yet I can never forget the ending of this movie.As an African-American,I did not find anything to laugh about in this movie with all the discrepancies and inaccuracies that a few reviewers have mentioned. That the British soldiers' uniform may not have been accurate or where the movie was actually shot were not issues that mattered to me while watching this movie. There may have been some illogical plot twists in this movie but overall, the movie achieved its main point of how war affects children.I only remember how such a thing as hate can destroy people's lives and of course, that children are the first casualties.This movie first made me aware of the troubles in Ireland.I was impressed by the acting of the young actors.


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