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.
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 »
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 »
[about the army]
posh cunts telling thick cunts to kill poor cunts.
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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.
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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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