A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.
Gary Hook was originally intended to be from Lancashire. At Jack O'Connell's request, the script was rewritten so the character came from his birthplace of Derby, Derbyshire. See more »
The issue of Melody Maker seen while Brigid chats to Gary Hook in the bedroom is fake, Bowie never got a full front page until he became a commercial success in 1972. In fact apart from his hit in 1969 (Space Oddity) he would not be much of a talking point in 1971. He also had long hair in 1971 so it was an old photo. See more »
Hey, listen, I don't want you worried about me, okay? I'll be fine, promise you.
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WALKING THE STREETS IN THE RAIN
Written by G Prendergast, Joe Harrigan (as Jack Harrigan) and Teresa Conlon
Recorded by Butch Moore
(p) 1998 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd, A BMG chrysalis Company.
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I felt this was a film about N Ireland made for audiences outside N Ireland. As with many films portraying my home country, most of the accents made me cringe. Also, the effect of a burning car or bus at the end of ever street was overdone. As for the pints of Guinness served like pints of bitter ..... Life was bad during the troubles, but not that bad. The film didn't gloss over the life of a squaddie, being required to do things and be places they probably had no understanding of. The quote about army life, which seems to be used in most media discussions, "the rich telling the stupid to shoot the poor" sums it up well. The portrayal of the role of special ops and their relationship with all sides in the conflict would probably be educational for those with a limited knowledge of N Ireland's history over the past 40 years. I'm glad I saw this movie but I have little inclination to watch it again.
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