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A Belfast Story (2013)

In a city left torn by war, when a series of murders awaken dormant memories, many fear the worst. Colm Meaney ("Hell On Wheels", "Layer Cake", "Con Air") and Malcolm Sinclair ("Casino ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colm Meaney ... Detective
Malcolm Sinclair ... Chief Constable
Tommy O'Neill Tommy O'Neill ... First Minister Owen McKenna
Paddy Rocks Paddy Rocks ... Eammon (as Patrick Rocks)
Damien Hasson Damien Hasson ... Damien
Susan Davey Susan Davey ... Aide
Gordon Mahon ... Killer 1
Patrick Buchanan ... Killer 2
Maggie Cronin ... Sinead
Tim McGarry ... PS Bomber
Stuart Graham ... Crony
Ian Beattie ... Colum
Deborah Wiseman Deborah Wiseman ... Colleen
Olivia Nash Olivia Nash ... Detective's Wife
Michael O'Flaherty Michael O'Flaherty ... Chipper Bomber


In a city left torn by war, when a series of murders awaken dormant memories, many fear the worst. Colm Meaney ("Hell On Wheels", "Layer Cake", "Con Air") and Malcolm Sinclair ("Casino Royale", "V for Vendetta") star in a film set between war and peace. Times are changing, car bombs are less common and terrorists find themselves out of work, but old habits die hard. And while most go quietly into the night, one man must find the few who won't comply. A greying assassin has stopped walking his son to school. With motives buried deep in the Irish conflict, everyone is about to discover that the past matters to someone's day death comes to us all especially traitors...

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20 September 2013 (Ireland) See more »

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A Belfast detective with a Dublin accent? How stupid can you get. See more »


Chief Constable: Three more bodies. It's an epidemic. If it wasn't for the remoteness of this god-forsaken place, we'd have the Press here, all over us.
Detective: I know. I know. There's something I'm missing. But I will find them.
Chief Constable: You miss the point, James. You speak as if we're operating in a vacuum. The fact that only some sort of miracle is preventing a general panic, has obviously eluded you.
Detective: That is not happening because this time everybody knows that those being killed have blood on their hands.
Chief Constable: Are they less ...
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God Save Ireland
Written and performed by Joseph O'Donovan
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5 July 2015 | by ferdia-53508See all my reviews

Pretty much the worst NI film that has ever been made, and I sat through A prayer for the dying. This is much worse. I kept waiting for balance, but apparently only one side was responsible for killing in Northern Ireland during the troubles (news to me) which is why they are soo troubled by their consciences, even unto public apologies. No mention of the innocent victims of the security forces, whether in uniform or out, let alone the mass murder of innocents carried out by so-called "loyalist" gangs. No, it's much simpler than that, the IRA were the bad guys plain and simple. And the RUC? Well they were the good guys of course...honest hard- working arbiters wedged between the IRA and innocent civilians.. The British seem to have been airbrushed completely out of Troubles history...well OK, that little adaptation of history is the starting point and it still manages to go downhill after that. And what exactly is "the Northern Ireland Police Service"? Last time I checked it was "The Police Service of Northern Ireland" - although this departure from any reality is quite consistent with the events portrayed, the acting, the dialogue (OMG awful), the characters, the plot and just about everything else. WTF was the fish and chips scene about? What was all that tripe the 'Chief Constable' was banging on about. And the funeral scene? just what the hell was going on there? Swerve this one as hard as you can. If you're interested in 'Troubles' movies, watch 'In the name of the father', or the excellent 'Bloody Sunday' And keep an eye out for the longest overdue film in history, 'Britain's state sponsored mass murder in N. Ireland', but don't hold your breath waiting for it if this is the kind of thing that gets a green light these days.

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