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Hillsborough (1996)

Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles McDougall

Writer:

Jimmy McGovern
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Cast

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Tracey Wilkinson ... Jan Spearritt
Kevin Knapman Kevin Knapman ... Adam Spearritt
Mark Womack ... Eddie Spearritt
Sarah Graham Sarah Graham ... Sarah Hicks
Anna Martland Anna Martland ... Vicki Hicks
Annabelle Apsion ... Jenni Hicks
Christopher Eccleston ... Trevor Hicks
Stephen Walters ... Ian Glover
Scot Williams ... Joe Glover
Rachel Davies ... Teresa Glover
Ricky Tomlinson ... John Glover
Maurice Roëves ... Chf Supt Duckenfield (as Maurice Roeves)
Joe Duttine Joe Duttine ... PC One
Stephen Hackett Stephen Hackett ... PC Two
Bruce Jones ... Video Technician
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Storyline

Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium. This movie follows three Liverpudlian families before the match, during the tragedy and at the ensuing court battles which tried to decide who was to blame and what went wrong. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Inquest See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ricky Tomlinson's DCI Wise would take over from Christopher Eccleston's DCI Bilborough in episode "To Be A Somebody" of the Cracker series also written by Jimmy McGovern. See more »

Quotes

Trevor Hicks: I'll just say this and then I want you to leave. Football was the one thing we did as the family and now we're not a family anymore. Please go.
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The truth
21 April 2018 | by ellybendiSee all my reviews

This film is as close as you are going to get to the real truth. When you watch real-life interviews the families, it is like they are quoting right out of the film so you know Jimmy McGovern gave a faithful representation. And yet, it took another 20 years following this film for the cover-ups & truth to come out in a court of law. Scousers knew the truth the whole time & never stopped fighting.

Outstanding performances by all involved. Such a traumatic subject matter has been represented with the utmost respect.

Hopefully there'll be a sequel in the future where Duckinfield & the whole corrupt lot go down for manslaughter.


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