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Dirty War (2004)

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A terrorist group detonates a radiological dispersal device (RDD) in Central London. Due to a lack of preparation, training, and resources, chaos ensues.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gavin Abbott Gavin Abbott ... Bomb Incident Officer 2
Joanne Adams Joanne Adams ... Control Officer 1
Shamshad Akhtar Shamshad Akhtar ... Falzah
Dean Ashton Dean Ashton ... RSM Officer
Paul Antony-Barber ... Commander Paul Hardwick
Kameal Nisha Bisnauthsingh Kameal Nisha Bisnauthsingh ... Razla
Louise Breckon-Richards Louise Breckon-Richards ... DC Vicky Loman
Keir Charles ... Press Officer
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Control Officer 2
Zoe Conway Zoe Conway ... TV Reporter - Liz Street
Joanna Croll ... Female Doctor
Craig Crosbie Craig Crosbie ... Radiation Expert
Fuman Dar Fuman Dar ... Mohammed Ibn Harrara
Louise Delamere ... Liz Corrigan
Tony Dolan Tony Dolan ... Lead TSG Officer
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After years of meticulous planning, a terrorist operation is reaching its final stages. The authorities have received no intelligence; they are in a race against time but don't yet know it. As the operation unfolds, we see the working lives of men and women directly affected by terrorism. Among them: a firemen worried about the increasingly dangerous conditions he and his men are expected to work under; the head of the anti-terrorist branch whose responsibility it is to protect London and a female Muslim detective brought into Scotland Yard to investigate another suspected terrorist cell. But it is too late to stop the attack. Outside Liverpool Street station suicide bombers detonate a large radiological dispersal device (RDD). The explosive blast kills scores of commuters and sends a cloud of smoke containing radioactive debris high into the morning sky. For the police, a desperate struggle to find and stop secondary attacks begins. For the fire service, the difficult and dangerous ... Written by kjwilliams1079

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Official Sites:

BBC [UK] | HBO [United States]

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Pretty Good
11 January 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

Filmed in London, this is a story about the possibilities of a terrorist group detonating a "dirty bomb" in a major city. As the film goes on to show, the politicians responsible for showing leadership when it comes to planning for such a disaster have other concerns which seem more immediate and important to them. As a result, quite often funding for disaster preparedness takes a backseat to more pressing issues of the day. The acting was pretty good all around but I especially liked Koel Purie who played a detective named "Sameena Habibullah" who seemed to give the movie more depth as the Arabic interpreter. Even so, while the movie definitely had its share of suspense, I thought it released the tension too soon and as a result it was a bit unsatisfying in that regard. Still, it's a decent movie all the same and I think most people will enjoy it. Accordingly, I rate it as slightly above average.


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