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Sunday (2002)

Sunday tells the story of an infamous day in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland and how the events of that day were subsequently covered up by the British Government of the time. On Sunday... See full summary »

Director:

Charles McDougall

Writer:

Jimmy McGovern
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ciarán McMenamin ... Leo Young
Barry Mullan Barry Mullan ... John Young
Paul Campbell Paul Campbell ... Jackie Duddy
Julieann Campbell Julieann Campbell ... Geraldine Richmond
Eva Birthistle ... Maura Young
Christopher Eccleston ... Gen. Ford
Kerryanne Mullan Kerryanne Mullan ... Teenage Girl in Dance Hall
Russell Anderson Russell Anderson ... Para Sergeant
Kenny Doughty ... Para 027
Del Synnott Del Synnott ... Para G
Tom Goodman-Hill ... Para H
William Armstrong William Armstrong ... Lt. Col. Jackson
Sean Chapman ... Brig. MacLellan
Brid Brennan ... Mrs. Young
Renee Weldon Renee Weldon ... Leo's Wife
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Sunday tells the story of an infamous day in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland and how the events of that day were subsequently covered up by the British Government of the time. On Sunday 30th January 1972 a peaceful civil rights march against internment (imprisonment without trial), organised by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) ended with 13 marchers shot dead and 15 wounded. It became known throughout the world as Bloody Sunday. Told primarily from the perspective of the Derry community, juxtaposed with the British Army/state's preparations and reaction to the day, Sunday communicates the forensic and emotional truth of what happened. Written by Stephen Gargan

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bloody Sunday Project See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,700,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Black and White (some archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Was shown on British television three days after Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday (2002), which chronicled the same event. See more »

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As well done as Hillsborough?
21 September 2005 | by mayzeedoodleSee all my reviews

An excellent and accurate film... McGovern takes great pains to research and document his writing and it pays off. He is not afraid to tell the truth, even though it might draw unfavourable reviews and comments from some who like stories to be clean and sweet and glossy.

Once again, McGovern brings in Christopher Eccleston, though not in as high a profile a role as he played in Hillsborough. I found this movie as accurate, well acted and well presented as Hillsborough and I applaud McGovern for his poignant unapologetic writing. Well done and my hat is off to the writer, the actors, the production crew. A great film!


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