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Hillsborough (1996)

Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles McDougall

Writer:

Jimmy McGovern
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracey Wilkinson ... Jan Spearritt
Kevin Knapman Kevin Knapman ... Adam Spearritt
Mark Womack ... Eddie Spearritt
Sarah Graham Sarah Graham ... Sarah Hicks
Anna Martland Anna Martland ... Vicki Hicks
Annabelle Apsion ... Jenni Hicks
Christopher Eccleston ... Trevor Hicks
Stephen Walters ... Ian Glover
Scot Williams ... Joe Glover
Rachel Davies ... Teresa Glover
Ricky Tomlinson ... John Glover
Maurice Roëves ... Chf Supt Duckenfield (as Maurice Roeves)
Joe Duttine Joe Duttine ... PC One
Stephen Hackett Stephen Hackett ... PC Two
Bruce Jones ... Video Technician
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Storyline

Drama based on the real life events of April 1989, when ninety-six Liverpool supporters were crushed to death during an F.A. Cup Semi-Final match against Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough Stadium. This movie follows three Liverpudlian families before the match, during the tragedy and at the ensuing court battles which tried to decide who was to blame and what went wrong. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Drama | Sport

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Inquest See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Granada Television See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ricky Tomlinson's DCI Wise would take over from Christopher Eccleston's DCI Bilborough in episode "To Be A Somebody" of the Cracker series also written by Jimmy McGovern. See more »

Quotes

Trevor Hicks: I'll just say this and then I want you to leave. Football was the one thing we did as the family and now we're not a family anymore. Please go.
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a realistic and dramatic movie
25 June 2000 | by FezzaSee all my reviews

This movie is about the disaster in the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, where 96 supporters died by getting pressed against the fences. Furthermore the movie is about the faults of the police that led to this accident. You can feel the pain and the rage that the family and the friends of the 96 have felt. The police (who is for me responsible) is trying to blame the supporters that should have been drunk and have had no tickets. The movie does not make a real or the right statement. It only shows what happened on this day and the following years. It shows the fight for justice by the families and the story of some of the 96 supporters. They will never be forgotten.


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