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Nothing Personal (1995)

R | | Drama | 25 April 1997 (USA)
A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of ... See full summary »

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Daniel Mornin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Hart ... Ginger
John Lynch ... Liam
James Frain ... Kenny
Michael Gambon ... Leonard
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ... Eddie
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Tommy
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Ann
Jeni Courtney Jeni Courtney ... Kethleen
Gerard McSorley ... Cecil
Gareth O'Hare Gareth O'Hare ... Michael
Ciarán Fitzgerald ... Young Liam
Anthony Brophy ... Malachy
B.J. Hogg B.J. Hogg ... Jake
James Doran James Doran ... Billy (as James Duran)
Cathy White Cathy White ... Lizzie
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Storyline

A raw depiction of the Belfast 'troubles' as savage tribal warfare. Set shortly after the 1975 cease fire, the film focuses on the tribulations of Kenny, Protestant leader of a group of Shankill Road Loyalists, and his one-time friend Liam, a Catholic. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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The deadliest gangsters are those with a cause. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong intense violence, language and a sex scene | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Trimark

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nada personal See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,563, 27 April 1997

Gross USA:

$40,374

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,374
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Billy McFadzean
Performed by Cathy White
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Tense, sometimes graphic, but interesting.
2 March 2000 | by fiannorSee all my reviews

I don't normally watch this type of show, but the Irish background is what started me, and it was James Frain's part of Kenny that kept me watching it. Though mostly Irish myself, I don't pretend to understand the IRA, or any of the conflicts that went on there. And though it might be nice to understand it all, it's by no means necessary to enjoy the show.

I thought James Frain, & Ian Hart's roles were well balanced, and worked well together. Particularly Kenny's depth of character, of someone who in a long term situation seeing no certain end in site, but still not giving up on those that depend on him, or his loved ones he stands before. The end might be a predictable one, based on the history of what we know, and human limitations in a given situation, but is still effective, and moving.

I think the show adequately portrays the lives of people on both sides, caught up in a confusing maelstrom not of their own making, that snowballed, and theres no turning it off and walking away.


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