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Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1983 (2009)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 11 November 2009
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Plagued by guilt, a corrupt police official attempts to solve the case of a missing schoolgirl after seeing connections between her disappearance and a rash of prior abductions.

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Anand Tucker

Writers:

David Peace (novel), Tony Grisoni (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Morrissey ... Maurice Jobson
Lisa Howard Lisa Howard ... Judith Jobson
Chris Walker Chris Walker ... Jim Prentice
Shaun Dooley ... Dick Alderman
Jim Carter ... Harold Angus
Warren Clarke ... Bill Molloy
Sean Bean ... John Dawson
Sean Harris ... Bob Craven
Steven Robertson ... Bob Fraser
Tony Mooney Tony Mooney ... Tommy Douglas
Tony Pitts ... John Nolan
Michelle Dockery ... Kathryn Tyler
Andrew Cryer Andrew Cryer ... Mr Atkins (as Andy Cryer)
Mark Addy ... John Piggott
Beatrice Kelley Beatrice Kelley ... Mrs Myshkin
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A murky tale. A child goes missing in West Yorkshire, one of several over ten years; the police find a patsy, an acquaintance of Michael, a blood simple man serving a life sentence for another girl's death. Michael's mother asks John Piggott, a burned-out solicitor, to look into her son's conviction; Piggott finds injustices in current and past cases. Maurice Jobson, part of a group of corrupt cops, searches for the missing girl, involves a medium, finds nothing, leans hard on Piggott, and may be tiring of the sham. He's warned off going soft. Is there moral strength anywhere capable of facing down the cabal? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 November 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Red Riding 1983 See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Sean Bean and Mark Addey, would later star together in Game Of Thrones. See more »

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[last lines]
BJ: Here is one that got away, and lived to tell the tale. From Karachi Social Club and Griffin Hotel; Wakefield Nick and St. Mary's Hostel; motorways and car parks; parks and toilets; idle rich and unemployed. From shit they sell and shit we buy; from kids with no mums and mums with no kid; from all dead meat to my dead friends. Pubs and clubs; from gutters and stars; local tips and old slag heaps. From badgers, and owls, wolves and swans. Here is a son of Yorkshire. Here is one... ...
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Followed by Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009) See more »

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Conclusion ... or is it?

The last part of the "Red Riding"-Trilogy (I'm assuming you have seen the other two at least), this concludes the story. The real main player here, was a side player in the previous ones (though he did have more to "say" than we might have guessed in those movies). The second guy who has a main role, is a solicitor. And while he is reluctant at first, he seems to get his head around to become more involved.

But again as with the other characters throughout the series, there are no real likable characters at hand here. Someone called this an adult approach to the thriller genre. You have to figure out, how you feel about that, of course. You might find it dreadful. On the other hand, this is a great thriller. It just needs it's time to unfold. And all the loose points get together at last ... Though some might be disappointed at what we get served ... I personally still feel, that the first movie was the strongest.


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