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Resurrection Man (1998)

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and ... See full summary »

Director:

Marc Evans

Writers:

Eoin McNamee (novel), Eoin McNamee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Williamson David Williamson ... Boy with Gun
Stuart Townsend ... Victor Kelly
Brenda Fricker ... Dorcas Kelly
George Shane George Shane ... James Kelly
Lee Mulrooney Lee Mulrooney ... Young Victor
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Chalky White
Peter Connell Peter Connell ... Lock-up Victim
John Hannah ... Darkie Larche
Gerard McCartney Gerard McCartney ... Big Ivan Crommie
Michael Liebmann Michael Liebmann ... Willie Lambe
James Nesbitt ... Ryan
Sean McGinley ... Sammy McClure
James Ellis James Ellis ... Ivor Coppinger
Zara Turner ... Dr. Elizabeth Ryan
Sean Rafferty Sean Rafferty ... TV Newscaster
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Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into madness. Written by Toth-Amon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sadistic violence, pervasive language, drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ressurreição See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Revolution Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Sugar Baby Love
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Tony Waddington
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grim sectarian murder in 1970's Belfast
22 September 1998 | by tonyb-5See all my reviews

Eoin MacNamee's screenplay loses some of the visceral quality so powerfully evoked in his own novel, and the sense of place suffers badly from the movie having been shot entirely outside of Belfast.

A heavily fictionalised account of the life of notorious Loyalist murderer Lenny Murphy, the film admirably conveys the arbitrary nature of sectarian violence in Belfast in the 1970's, and the performances are universally excellent. Not for the squeamish, the film reminds us just how far Northern Ireland has had to come on its present peace process.


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