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Dirty War ()


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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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Gavin Abbott ...
Bomb Incident Officer 2
Joanne Adams ...
Control Officer 1
Shamshad Akhtar ...
Falzah
Dean Ashton ...
RSM Officer
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Commander Paul Hardwick
Kameal Nisha Bisnauthsingh ...
Razla
Louise Breckon-Richards ...
DC Vicky Loman
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Press Officer
Josh Cole ...
Control Officer 2
Zoe Conway ...
TV Reporter - Liz Street
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Female Doctor
Craig Crosbie ...
Radiation Expert
Fuman Dar ...
Mohammed Ibn Harrara
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Liz Corrigan
Tony Dolan ...
Lead TSG Officer
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Fireman
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Fatima
Essam Edriss ...
Reconnaissance Man
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Abu Abassi (as William El-Gardi)
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Chief Paramedic 2
Brendan Fleming ...
Cordon Police Officer
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Murray Corrigan, Watch Commander (as Alistair Galbraith)
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Bomb Incident Room Officer
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Usman Selcuk
Denis Gilmore ...
British Truck Driver (as Dennis Gilmore)
Darren Hawkes ...
Camera Operator
Rachael Hayden ...
Jen - Female Fire Officer
Philip Hayton ...
Anchor - News 24 (as Philip Heyton)
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Harper
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Murray Fire Officer 3
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Lambert
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Chief Paramedic 1
Amar Hussain ...
Imran Nazir
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Rashid Dhar
Hosh Kane ...
Yousef Ghamidi
William Key ...
NRPB Specialist
Paul Maddaford ...
DC Phillips
Guy Masterson ...
Fire Commander
John McIntyre ...
TV Reporter - Hospital
Liam McKenna ...
Science Officer
Susie McKenna ...
Surveillance Officer 2
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Asian Landlord
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Entry Controller
James Puddephatt ...
Fire Marshall
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DC Sameena Habibullah
Sam Redford ...
Steve - Hyperventilating Fireman
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Barber Asharf
Martin Savage ...
DS Mike Drummer
Helen Schlesinger ...
Nicola Painswick, Minister for London
Marc Small ...
Control Officer 3
Jonty Stephens ...
DI Lane
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Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Ives
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DI Brook
John Vine ...
Chairman of Parliamentary Hearing
Deka Walmsley ...
Duty Sergeant
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Police Officer - Bomb St
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dean Ashton ...
RSM Officer
Graeme Ford ...
DC Scott
Robert Stone
Lasco Atkins ...
Hospital Staff (uncredited)
Charlotte Green ...
Herself (Radio 4 newsreader) (uncredited) (voice)
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City worker (uncredited)

Directed by

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Daniel Percival

Written by

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Lizzie Mickery ... ()
 
Daniel Percival ... ()

Produced by

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Luke Alkin ... producer
Stephen Barrett ... research producer
Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo ... line producer
Liza Marshall ... executive producer
David M. Thompson ... executive producer (as David Thompson)
Paul Woolwich ... executive producer: BBC Current Affairs

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Joe Walker

Cinematography by

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Graham Smith

Film Editing by

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Melanie Oliver

Editorial Department

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Chris Beeton ... colorist
Gez Morris ... assistant editor (as Gerald Morris)

Casting By

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Lucy Bevan
Kahleen Crawford
Des Hamilton

Production Design by

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Will Hughes-Jones

Art Direction by

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Richard Bullock

Costume Design by

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Lucinda Wright

Makeup Department

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Laura Schiavo ... makeup artist
Catherine Scoble ... makeup designer
Leda Shawyer ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Richard Hill ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Amy Coop ... additional third assistant director (as Adam Coop)
Kelly Dennis ... third assistant director
Beth Elliott ... second second assistant director
Mark Goddard ... first assistant director
Nic Jeune ... first assistant director: second unit
Paul Morris ... second assistant director
Christian Rigg ... additional third assistant director
Alex Streeter ... additional third assistant director

Art Department

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Kyvan Ali-Mardani ... dressing props
Mario Bueno ... property master
Cathy Cosgrove ... production buyer
Emily Daines ... art department assistant
Douglas Ingram ... storyboard artist
Mark Keene ... carpenter
Gary Martin ... dressing props
Shaun Mitcheson ... stand-by art director
Adrian Platt ... stand-by props
Tony Statham ... signs and graphics
Graham Ward ... stand-by props

Sound Department

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Tom Barrow ... sound assistant
Max Bygrave ... sound effects editor
Graham Day ... sound assistant
Steve Finn ... boom operator
Tim Fraser ... sound recordist
Jamie Gambell ... additional boom operator
Paul Hamblin ... dubbing mixer
Simon Hayter ... additional sound recordist
Tim Owens ... dialogue editor
Becki Ponting ... adr editor
William Towers ... sound maintenance (as Will Towers)
Rowena Wilkinson ... foley artist

Special Effects by

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Tony Auger ... special effects supervisor
David Broadfoot ... sfx rigger

Stunts

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Andy Bradford ... stunt coordinator (as Andrew Bradford)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Edward Bishop ... camera trainee
Edward Bishop ... camera trainee
Kerry Brown ... still photographer
Sue Cane ... focus puller
Vincent Carroll ... electrician
Tom Craig ... still photographer
David Genge ... electrician
Nick Green ... gaffer
Nick Vernon ... clapper loader
Darren Vincent ... camera trainee

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Joanne Hayes ... wardrobe assistant
Elizabeth Wilson ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Syd Ezrouki ... location assistant
Matthew Wortman ... location manager

Music Department

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Rachel Bolt ... viola

Other crew

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Biola Bankole ... assistant accountant
Stephen Barrett ... research producer
Naomi Bradford ... researcher
Mhairi Brennan ... production coordinator
Kirstie Edgar ... script supervisor
Mark Kinsella ... production coordinator: re-shoots / production secretary
Susy Liddell ... head of production
Kevin McSweeney ... production accountant
Jenny McVeigh ... researcher
Elizabeth Pavitt ... production runner
Mona Qureshi ... script editor
Alex Small ... floor runner

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Plot Summary

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 task of carrying out search and rescue in a heavily contaminated area. And for emergency service controllers, a mammoth operation to contain and decontaminate thousands of terrified people caught up in the aftermath of the explosion. Based on extensive research, DIRTY WAR asks whether as a nation we are prepared to face such an attack. This movie depicts a very realistic and scientifically accurate scenario which is often used as a case study in first responder communities. Written by kjwilliams1079

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Taglines On a quiet street the men next door are going about their business. The business of nuclear terrorism. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Dirty War - Schmutziger Krieg (Germany)
  • Londres, Violence aveugle (Canada, French title)
  • Prljavi rat (Croatia)
  • Tromos pano apo to Londino (Greece)
  • Mocskos háború (Hungary)
  • See more »
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  • 90 min
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Budget GBP2,500,000 (estimated)

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