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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 »

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David Williamson ...
Boy with Gun
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George Shane ...
James Kelly
Lee Mulrooney ...
Young Victor
Alan Devlin ...
Chalky White
Peter Connell ...
Lock-up Victim
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Gerard McCartney ...
Michael Liebmann ...
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Ryan
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Sammy McClure
James Ellis ...
Ivor Coppinger
Zara Turner ...
Dr. Elizabeth Ryan
Sean Rafferty ...
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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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Get right to the heart of the fear

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong sadistic violence, pervasive language, drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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13 February 1998 (UK)  »

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A Ressurreição  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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grim sectarian murder in 1970's Belfast
22 September 1998 | by (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – See 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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