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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.

Director:

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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Storyline

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: The Year of Our Lord 1983 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

[raising his glass as he proposes a toast]
Bill Molloy: To the North - where we do what we bloody want!
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"To the North...where we do what we want"
16 January 2011 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

And finally the loose ends are tied up in the last part of the acclaimed RED RIDING trilogy. This time around, a low-rent lawyer and a cop with a conscience combine forces to expose the child killer who has been eluding police from the very beginning.

I'm a sucker for a happy ending and this film gives us one - well, sort of one. I found the story punchier and although events become even darker - and more shocking, if that's even possible - there is hope, finally, in the full-on powerhouse ending.

What a coup in casting Mark Addy as the sympathetic lead (he's usually typecast as lovable rolly-polly types since THE FULL MONTY back in the day)! David Morrissey is given a chance to shine, too, putting memories of BASIC INSTINCT 2 into the distant past. The series definitely ends on a high and it's nice to have some closure after everything that happened.


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