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Resurrection Man (1998)

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and ... See full summary »

Director:

Marc Evans

Writers:

Eoin McNamee (novel), Eoin McNamee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Williamson David Williamson ... Boy with Gun
Stuart Townsend ... Victor Kelly
Brenda Fricker ... Dorcas Kelly
George Shane George Shane ... James Kelly
Lee Mulrooney Lee Mulrooney ... Young Victor
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Chalky White
Peter Connell Peter Connell ... Lock-up Victim
John Hannah ... Darkie Larche
Gerard McCartney Gerard McCartney ... Big Ivan Crommie
Michael Liebmann Michael Liebmann ... Willie Lambe
James Nesbitt ... Ryan
Sean McGinley ... Sammy McClure
James Ellis James Ellis ... Ivor Coppinger
Zara Turner ... Dr. Elizabeth Ryan
Sean Rafferty Sean Rafferty ... TV Newscaster
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Storyline

Belfast, in 1970s. Victor Kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them. A reporter soon tries to uncover the murder and obtained prestige for himself, while Victor sinks deeper into madness. Written by Toth-Amon

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Get right to the heart of the fear

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sadistic violence, pervasive language, drug use and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ressurreição See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Revolution Films See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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16 August 2001 | by Theodore2See all my reviews

What a cruel, confused film . This could have been the definitive film dealing with the tribal hatred during the Irish troubles , but instead we get an incoherant , rather plotless tale of motiveless murders

I`ve never read the novel RESURRECTION MAN but it`s obvious the screenplay needs to be restructured since it tells us nothing of the reasons why Irishmen kill their fellow Irishmen. What made Victor Kelly this way ? Why is he regarded as a hero ? , and most importantly of all: Why are his gang called "The Resurrection Men " ? These questions are never fully explained

Worst of all the film seems to concentrate more on a wife beating Belfast journalist rather than Kelly . If the film had to revolve round him couldn`t he have been an English or American journalist ignorant of the complex situation of 70`s Belfast ? At least then they`d be some expositional context in the film. And on top of this major flaw most of the characters are superflious , they don`t contribute to the plot.

I might be missing the point that many terrorists in Ireland (Especially Loyalists ) aren`t intrested in politics or religion but are more intrested in venting blood lust , and to it`s credit the film does in gory detail show the suffering of the victims of violence , but after viewing RESURRECTION MAN the viewer will probably be left feeling that the film ( Like political violence ) is a waste of time.

For a detailed and informative study of Lenny Murphy ( Who Victor Kelly is based upon ) try finding Martin Dillon`s book THE SHANKHILL BUTCHERS:A CASE STUDY OF MASS MURDER


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