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Bloody Sunday (2002)

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ivan Cooper
... Kevin McCorry
Gerard Crossan ... Eamonn McCann
... Bernadette Devlin
Carmel McCallion ... Bridget Bond (as Carmel Mccallion)
... Maj. Gen. Ford
... Brig. Maclellan
... Maj. Steele (as Chris Villiers)
James Hewitt ... Col. Tugwell
Declan Duddy ... Gerry Donaghy
Edel Frazer ... Gerry's Girl
Joanne Lindsay ... Mary Donaghy
Mike Edwards ... Soldier 027
Gerry Hammond ... Para F
Jason Stammers ... Para G
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Documentary-style drama showing the events that led up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters and wounding 14 more. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | History | War

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 April 2002 (Portugal)  »

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Domingo Sangrento  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,419, 6 October 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$768,045, 19 January 2003
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Trivia

Three days after this movie's UK television broadcast, Sunday (2002) aired on TV, which chronicled the same event from an alternate perspective. See more »

Goofs

When the military staff review the itinerary (roughly at 21'), they point at a map with a main rendezvous point : Agro corner. It is first written as "Aggro corner", then spelled "Agro corner" in the next sequence and back to "Aggro corner" in the final view of the map. See more »

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Chief Supt. Lagan: You call that minimum force?
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Crazy Credits

The live rendition of U2's Sunday, Bloody Sunday continues to play for a full three minutes over a black screen after the credits finish rolling. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Loose Canon: 9/11 (2016) See more »

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Sunday Bloody Sunday
Performed by U2
Written by U2
Published by Universal Music Publishing International BV
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Blue Mountain Music LTD (UK), Mother Music (Ireland)
Courtesy of Universal Island Records LTD
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Documentary style drama recreating the events of 30th January1972 in Derry
22 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

Although initially difficult to get into, Bloody Sunday proved worthwhile persevering, as the latter half puts the viewer in the carnage.

The acting, especially James Nesbit is excellent, the recreation of the mood is superb although it was obvious with the constant close ups that there was very little budget to recreate the scenery. The geography was never explained and therefore would leave a viewer without prior knowledge of the area disorientated.

The documentary suffered from not being able to set the scene, a lot had happened in the week prior to the Civil Rights march that put both the participants and the security forces on edge and made the advance more significant. The question of why the Paras were sent to Derry were never fully explored.

Overall it was flawless recreation of events from the point of view taken by the film makers on this particular incident. It is worth noting that this is based on the Irish Governments review of the Widgery report into Bloody Sunday. (NB the Widgery report is mostly considered by nationalists to be a white wash)


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