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Harrigan (2013)

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Amongst the desperation and fear growing in a crime-ridden estate in northern England, one man becomes involved in. saving what little decency and community life exists. It's the winter of ... See full summary »

Director:

Vincent Woods (as Vince Woods)

Writer:

Arthur McKenzie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Tompkinson ... Harrigan
Gillian Kearney ... Bridie Wheland
Ronnie Fox Ronnie Fox ... Cole
Craig Conway ... Dunstan
Mark Stobbart ... Larson
Darren Morfitt Darren Morfitt ... Swift
Amy Manson ... Vickey Frizell
Maurice Roëves ... Billy Davidson
Bill Fellows ... Moss
Jamie Hayden Jamie Hayden ... Lau (as Jamie Cho)
Ian Whyte ... Ronnie
John Bowler ... Jenkins
Niek Versteeg ... Garry Cole
Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong ... Frankie Phillipson
Mike Elliot Mike Elliot ... Alan Trimble (as Mike Elliott)
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Amongst the desperation and fear growing in a crime-ridden estate in northern England, one man becomes involved in. saving what little decency and community life exists. It's the winter of 1974: power cuts and coal strikes cripple the country, which is reduced to a three-day working week alongside police 'centralisation'. Everything, it seems, is falling apart -- along with the community's only hope and protector, the nearly retired Detective Sergeant Barry Harrigan. Written by Vince Woods

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Policing his way See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime

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Don't Walk Away
Composed and performed by Terry Devine-King / Steve Levine
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Top film. A must watch. Gritty and dark, with a top cast. Really well directed.
24 September 2013 | by robjeansSee all my reviews

This film is one of the best films I have seen this year. The lead actor Stephen Tompkinson plays the role of Harrigan superbly, with some really gritty, dark scenes that convey the deprivation in the north east during the industrial decline of the early 1970's. Overall the storyline captured the withdrawal of the upper police ranks from the crime hot-spots to their comfy desk jobs leaving the old hands to sort the underworld and petty criminals out. The direction and cinema-topography portray Newcastle honestly, the production is in many ways more befitting of a Hollywood blockbuster that a low budget British independent film. The director, Vince Woods, is definitely one to watch for the future and I look forward to hopefully seeing more output from him. Congratulations should also go to the screenplay writer, who's experiences I can imagine have been drawn upon in this film.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 2013 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,300,900 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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