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Shoot to Kill (1990)

Dramatised outline of the events leading up to the Stalker Inquiry in the 1980s in Northern Ireland, concerning the killing of suspected terrorists by members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

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Peter Kosminsky

Writer:

Michael Eaton
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Credited cast:
Vass Anderson Vass Anderson ... Magistrate
Rod Arthur Rod Arthur ... Intelligence Officer
Ray Ashcroft Ray Ashcroft ... Constable Frederick Robinson
Susan Baker Susan Baker ... Beryl Taylor
Barry Birch Barry Birch ... Michael Tighe
Laurence Bourne Laurence Bourne ... Mr. Harvey
Frank Brennan ... Special Branch Inspector
Paul Brennen Paul Brennen ... Soldier at Keady sanger
Philip Bretherton ... Detective Inspector Ron Gaffey
Anton Brookes Anton Brookes ... Roddy Carroll
Richard Butler Richard Butler ... Chief Constable Colin Sampson
David Calder ... John Thorburn
Colin Carnegie ... Ballistics Expert
Peter Cellier ... MI5 Officer
Tony Clarkin ... Sergeant William Montgomery
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Dramatised outline of the events leading up to the Stalker Inquiry in the 1980s in Northern Ireland, concerning the killing of suspected terrorists by members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

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UK

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English

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3 June 1990 (UK) See more »

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Peter Kosminsky found he was unable to produce the film as a documentary, because none of the witnesses of the real events were prepared to tell their tale in front of a camera. See more »

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31 May 2006 | by thebigeasy555See all my reviews

Having read the previous comment on this programme and being a resident of the six British occupied counties of Ireland from the catholic/nationalist community i feel the need to respond.

The RUC portrayed in this film are very different from the now defunct,real life sectarian force they were.the previous author is basically ignorant of the facts and truth about Irish politics.the RUC were a protestant militia with no intention of operating fair policing.their brutal actions have led to many deaths of innocent catholics and many leaked documents reveal their collusion with loyalist paramilitaries/protestant extremists in the targeting of catholics/nationalists/republicans.

The film itself leaves many questions unanswered and asks many more.to anyone wanting to know about Irish politics carry out some research then watch this.only then can you formulate an opinion


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