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Fifty Dead Men Walking (2008)

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Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way ... See full summary »

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(inspired by the book "Fifty Dead Man Walking"), (inspired by the book "Fifty Dead Man Walking") | 1 more credit »
7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fergus
... Martin
... Sean
... Lara
... Grace
Tom Collins ... Mickey
... Ray
... Robbie
Laura Hughes ... Mary
... Kieran
... Donovan
Joe Doyle ... Quinn
... Frankie (as Connor McNeill)
Evan Harte ... Little Patrick (as Evan)
Oscar Harte ... Little Patrick
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Storyline

Based on Martin McGartland's shocking real life story. Martin is a young lad from west Belfast in the late 1980s who is recruited by the British Police to spy on the IRA. He works his way up the ranks as a volunteer for the IRA whilst feeding information to his British handler and saving lives in the process. Written by Anonymous

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When you cross the line there's no going back.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence and torture, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

50 Dead Men Walking  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£99,440 (United Kingdom), 12 April 2009, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In an early scene in the film, Martin looks over at Ray who is standing amongst a group of children. Some of the children, obviously extras from the area, are wearing anachronistic clothing such as polyester track pants. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fergus: His name is Martin McGartland, and when I met him he was an unemployed Catholic hood selling stolen goods.
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Connections

References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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The Swan
Composed by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performed by John Friesen on Cello & Stephen Smith on Piano
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Nice surprise
13 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I don't care about the accuracy. It's closer than 90 percent of what we see out of Hollywood. Having said, kudos to Canadian director Kari Skogland on a terrifically entertaining film. Great performances by all actors. Ben Kingsley and Jim Sturgess were especially great. They obviously had good chemistry which played out on the screen. Jim Sturgess is a talented young actor. The soundtrack was exactly right, helping to create a sense that I had just had a glimpse into what their lives must've been like. I measure films based on how they made me feel. This one was a "Wow!"

Look forward to seeing more from all!


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