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The Rising of the Moon (2002)

IRA member Bobby Sands is visited by his mother while imprisoned in Northern Ireland.

Director:

Deborah Baxtrom

Writers:

Sean Conant (screenplay), Bobby Sands (diary)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Sean Conant Sean Conant ... Bobby Sands
David Bale David Bale ... Prison Guard
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Storyline

IRA member Bobby Sands is imprisoned in Northern Ireland. Denied political-prisoner-of-war status, he initiates a hunger strike. This is the true story of real IRA bombers during the peak of the troubles in Northern Ireland, 1981. The screenplay was adapted from Sands' real diary, which he kept for the first 17 days of his 66-day hunger strike, until his ultimate death. The story follows a visit to Bobby by his mother. However, the cold British Guard (Bale) is quick to end this visit, throwing Bobby's mother out! Written by Ciaran O'Shea

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Taglines:

For Freedom. For Country. For...

Genres:

Short | Drama | History

Certificate:

Unrated
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sean Conant wrote this film using direct quotes from "The Diary of Bobby Sands." The diary, written during Sands' imprisonment, was secretly kept in his body for the first 17 days of his hunger-strike. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Sands: If they aren't able to destroy the desire for freedom, they won't break you.
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Connections

Version of Some Mother's Son (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The Land
Written by Elmer Bernstein
Performed by The Irish Film Orchestra (as Irish Film Orchestras)
Courtesy of Varese Saranbande Records
Under license from Elmer Bernstein
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