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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 ... Bomb Incident Officer 2
Joanne Adams ... Control Officer 1
Shamshad Akhtar ... Falzah
Dean Ashton ... RSM Officer
... Commander Paul Hardwick
Kameal Nisha Bisnauthsingh ... Razla
Louise Breckon-Richards ... DC Vicky Loman
... Press Officer
Josh Cole ... Control Officer 2
Zoe Conway ... TV Reporter - Liz Street
... Female Doctor
Craig Crosbie ... Radiation Expert
Fuman Dar ... Mohammed Ibn Harrara
... Liz Corrigan
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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£2,500,000 (estimated)
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A Good Movie About Panic Caused By A Dirty Bomb
24 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Dirty Bomb does an excellent job of illustrating how the public would panic if a Dirty Bomb was detonated, but does a poor job on the technical side by overstating the dangers of the radioactive substances released by such a device. The writer has a poor handle on the measurement of radioactivity, and adds to the scare by being non descript as to the substances used. I was disappointed with the portrayal of emergency services and how the leaders where willing to pull back crews so quickly after the event, I feel they would actually be much more heroic as a whole, and not as scared as they where portrayed. Relistically speaking, Hiroshima and Nagasaki were subject to the release of a lot more radioactive substances and radiation than any dirty bomb would ever release, and they where rebuilt within a few years, and people live there today. Despite the technical inaccuracy, The movie does illustrate terrorists greatest tool, the ability to instill a sense of panic in the public.


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