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Dirty War (2004)

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A terrorist group detonates a radiological dispersal device (RDD) in Central London. Due to a lack of preparation, training, and resources, chaos ensues.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gavin Abbott Gavin Abbott ... Bomb Incident Officer 2
Joanne Adams Joanne Adams ... Control Officer 1
Shamshad Akhtar Shamshad Akhtar ... Falzah
Dean Ashton Dean Ashton ... RSM Officer
Paul Antony-Barber ... Commander Paul Hardwick
Kameal Nisha Bisnauthsingh Kameal Nisha Bisnauthsingh ... Razla
Louise Breckon-Richards Louise Breckon-Richards ... DC Vicky Loman
Keir Charles ... Press Officer
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Control Officer 2
Zoe Conway Zoe Conway ... TV Reporter - Liz Street
Joanna Croll ... Female Doctor
Craig Crosbie Craig Crosbie ... Radiation Expert
Fuman Dar Fuman Dar ... Mohammed Ibn Harrara
Louise Delamere ... Liz Corrigan
Tony Dolan Tony Dolan ... Lead TSG Officer
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After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of men and women directly affected by terrorism. Among them: a firemen worried about the increasingly dangerous conditions he and his men are expected to work under; the head of the anti-terrorist branch whose responsibility it is to protect London and a female Muslim detective brought into Scotland Yard to investigate another suspected terrorist cell. But it is too late to stop the attack. Outside Liverpool Street station suicide bombers detonate a large radiological dispersal device (RDD). The explosive blast kills scores of commuters and sends a cloud of smoke containing radioactive debris high into the morning sky. For the police, a desperate struggle to find and stop secondary attacks begins. For the fire service, the difficult and dangerous ... Written by kjwilliams1079

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On a quiet street the men next door are going about their business. The business of nuclear terrorism. See more »

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | HBO [United States]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerra sucia See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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very, very gritty
31 July 2007 | by pepekwaSee all my reviews

I lived in London most of my adult life before I moved stateside so missed this film when it came out and only saw this now on HBO. I disagree with anyone who thinks this should have been a Hollywood production, the UK team gave it a chilling and foreboding atmosphere from day one and I was on the edge of my seat for the last 30 minutes wondering what was going to happen to my home city. And of course,nine months after the film comes out 7/7 happens. Yes, the truth is stranger than fiction. Having lived in both countries, it is also clear the likelihood of this happening in the UK is much greater than in the US, muslims live in ghettos and isolate themselves in the UK, in the US they assimilate much more readily.


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