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Elephant (1989)

A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

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Alan Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Walker Gary Walker
Bill Hamilton Bill Hamilton
Michael Foyle Michael Foyle
Danny Small Danny Small
Robert J. Taylor Robert J. Taylor ... (as Robert Taylor)
Joe Cauley Joe Cauley
Noel McGee Noel McGee
Patrick Condren Patrick Condren
Andrew Downs Andrew Downs
Terry Doyle Terry Doyle ... (as Terence Doyle)
Michael Liebmann Michael Liebmann
Gavin Bloomer Gavin Bloomer
Barry Brent Barry Brent
Paul Nemeer Paul Nemeer
Sam Doyle Sam Doyle
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A depiction of a series of violent killings in Northern Ireland with no clue as to exactly who is responsible.

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Short | Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1989 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Слон See more »

Filming Locations:

Northern Ireland, UK See more »

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BBC Northern Ireland See more »
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Color

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1.33 : 1
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39 minutes. 18 killings. 3 lines of dialogue. See more »

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13 February 2007 | by barnabyh-1See all my reviews

I saw this film when it first came out and remember it so clearly. The film shows the executions in such a matter-of-fact way. No background swell of music. A loud bang or two. Shocked silence broken only by footsteps walking purposefully away from the scene. I was two streets away from the Guildford bombs when they went off in 1974. I remember I finished my pint before going to see what had happened - I guess I was young, then, but there was a feeling of acceptance amid the shock. We all knew what had happened. It was on the television constantly. As my friends and I approached the Horse and Groom the shouting was just starting. And then the sirens, but those very few minutes of silence after the bangs were the loudest of my life. This film showed what it was like.


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