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'71 (2014)

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In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

Director:

Yann Demange

Writer:

Gregory Burke
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 12 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack O'Connell ... Gary Hook
Jack Lowden ... Thommo
Paul Popplewell ... Training Corporal
Adam Nagaitis ... Jimmy
Joshua Hill ... Carl
Ben Williams-Lee Ben Williams-Lee ... Recruit Soldier
Jonah Russell Jonah Russell ... Barracks Officer
Harry Verity Harry Verity ... Darren
Peter McNeil O'Connor ... Warden
Babou Ceesay ... Corporal
Sam Reid ... Lt. Armitage
James McArdle ... Sergeant
Sam Hazeldine ... C.O.
Sean Harris ... Captain Sandy Browning
Paul Anderson ... Sergeant Leslie Lewis
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Storyline

A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a terrifying riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorienting, alien and deadly landscape.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, disturbing images, and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

71 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,761, 1 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,268,760, 3 May 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Hook was originally intended to be from Lancashire. At Jack O'Connell's request, the script was rewritten so the character came from his birthplace of Derby, Derbyshire. See more »

Goofs

On a few occasions, the Corporal refers to the soldier's weapons incorrectly, he calls them 'Guns'. The weapon used is the L1A1 SLR (Self Loading Rifle) which has a rifled barrel. Anyone in the British Army would have referred to it as a rifle and not a gun. See more »

Quotes

Eamon: [about the army] posh cunts telling thick cunts to kill poor cunts.
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Featured in WatchMojoUK: Top 10 British Action Films (2018) See more »

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WALKING THE STREETS IN THE RAIN
Written by G Prendergast, Joe Harrigan (as Jack Harrigan) and Teresa Conlon
Recorded by Butch Moore
(p) 1998 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd, A BMG chrysalis Company.
Used with permission. All Rights reserved.
Used by kind permission of Carlin Music Corp
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Enlightening
18 June 2016 | by steven98664See all my reviews

This action drama is one of those that starts out slow then is a non- stop roller coaster.

You think you know a lot about the problems in Ireland? Well this was an eye opener for me.

I did not realize how much of a 'hot' 'war' it really was until I watched this film.

The harrowing experience of the soldier brought out the confusing nature of this war. It was a war.

So confusing to go from safe to dangerous by location, simple which place you were. I think Vietnam for the US may have been a similar experience, that is you think you are somewhere safe and civil to find out those around you are with the enemy.

While I sympathize with the overall circumstance of the North, I was shocked about the real life methods of the IRA. I guess I didn't really understand and never really looked at it this closely.

I can't imagine being a soldier in this circumstance. At battle with civilians. Awful.

I have a new respect for both sides in the conflict after viewing this film.


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