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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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Daniel Percival
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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
Luke F Dejahang ... Mohammed Ibn Harrara (as Fuman Dar)
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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Thriller | Drama

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Pretty Good
11 January 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Filmed in London, this is a story about the possibilities of a terrorist group detonating a "dirty bomb" in a major city. As the film goes on to show, the politicians responsible for showing leadership when it comes to planning for such a disaster have other concerns which seem more immediate and important to them. As a result, quite often funding for disaster preparedness takes a backseat to more pressing issues of the day. The acting was pretty good all around but I especially liked Koel Purie who played a detective named "Sameena Habibullah" who seemed to give the movie more depth as the Arabic interpreter. Even so, while the movie definitely had its share of suspense, I thought it released the tension too soon and as a result it was a bit unsatisfying in that regard. Still, it's a decent movie all the same and I think most people will enjoy it. Accordingly, I rate it as slightly above average.


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English

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24 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerra sucia See more »

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GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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