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Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by spike7451, Feb 7, 2007.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Just watching it on 'Movies4Men'(Sky325)
    It's about a young IRA man who turns informant when caught i a assasination attempt.Timothy Dalton plays a 'Special Branch' RUC man who's ccent goes from southern Irish to Scots!It looks like the the Army regiment is the RRF.
    Anyone else seen it?
     
  2. Yes, it was on TV here a few years ago. It's based on a novel called Field of Blood by Gerald Seymour.
     
  3. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    yep, a not bad attempt to tell a story about NI. Bit concerned about the chaps bowling around in Kevlars with IW's in the early 80's (story is set late 1982) but apart from that - a good effort.
     
  4. does he still get blown up by the motorbike helmet bomb at the end in the film then? or is that just the book.
     
  5. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    yep he does, and then goes on to have a stunning career as a stockbroker in Capital City..
     
  6. Excellent book, not seen the film.
     
  7. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    It'll probably be repeated soon.
    Quite a god film,and a lot of the location looked like areas of Belfast.Anyone know where it actually was filmed?