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'71 (2014)

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In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

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Yann Demange

Writer:

Gregory Burke
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 12 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... Gary Hook
Jack Lowden ... Thommo
Paul Popplewell ... Training Corporal
Adam Nagaitis ... Jimmy
Joshua Hill ... Carl
Ben Williams-Lee Ben Williams-Lee ... Recruit Soldier
Jonah Russell Jonah Russell ... Barracks Officer
Harry Verity Harry Verity ... Darren
Peter McNeil O'Connor ... Warden
Babou Ceesay ... Corporal
Sam Reid ... Lt. Armitage
James McArdle ... Sergeant
Sam Hazeldine ... C.O.
Sean Harris ... Captain Sandy Browning
Paul Anderson ... Sergeant Leslie Lewis
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Storyline

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.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

'71 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,761, 1 March 2015

Gross USA:

$1,270,847

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,625,847
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's composer, David Holmes, was born in Belfast, where most of the film takes place. See more »

Goofs

Various streets in the film show modern lamp posts with high-pressure sodium lighting. Both did not exist in 1971. The would have been either mercury lamps or older electric/ gas lamps. Until the mid 1970s, most laps would have been housed on older trolley bus poles. See more »

Quotes

Captain Sandy Browning: [as the lieutanant and corporal barge into his office] Not now, Lieutenant, we're busy.
Lt. Armitage: I wondered if we could help with...
Captain Sandy Browning: [firmly] We are busy, Lieutenant.
Lt. Armitage: I do understand that, sir.
Corporal: [abruptly] Why aren't you out there lookin' for him?
Captain Sandy Browning: What?
Corporal: Why aren't you out there lookin' for him?
Captain Sandy Browning: Who?
Corporal: Hook. Private Hook. You probably know where they're taking...
Captain Sandy Browning: [shouts suddenly and gets up from the desk] Don't you fuckin' dare! I'm your fucking senior officer! Stand up straight!
[...]
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Connections

Featured in Projector: The Imitation Game/'71 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
Used with permission. All Rights reserved.
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
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Very thrilling, but falls apart in the last 20 minutes
1 August 2016 | by gamergcfanSee all my reviews

This movie manages to be thrilling throughout as the character tries to survive the Troubles. However, the last 20 minutes or so unnecessarily overcomplicates the plot with contrived twists. Also, a more minor flaw, but the characters could've been developed a bit more.

I appreciate the realism in many of the parts of the movie, such as the inept bomb handler. Handling bombs isn't always easy.

+ Thrilling

+ Realism to it

  • Flawed plot in last 20 minutes


  • Characters could be a little better


I can't give it the best rating, so I'll give it a 7.


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