Titanic Town (2000)




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Roger Michell directed this British drama based on Mary Costello's autobiographical novel about a Belfast housewife and peace activist. During early '70s conflicts in Northern Ireland, Bernie McPhelimy (Julie Walters) and her family move into a Catholic neighborhood in a West Belfast town famed as the location of the Titanic's construction but now a battlefield of bullets, tanks, and helicopters. When one of Bernie's old friends is trapped in a crossfire and killed, she attends a women's peace group but finds their approach ineffectual. Despite the resentment of her family, objections from her husband (Ciaran Hinds), and community hostility, the determined Bernie organizes her own group, teaming with co-campaigner Deidre (Aingeal Grehan) to mediate between the British government and the IRA, eventually collecting 25,000 petition signatures to limit residential neighborhood fighting. Shown in the market section at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.
Comedy , Drama
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Ciarán Hinds
as Aidan McPhelimy
Julie Walters
as Bernie McPhelimy
Ruth McCabe
as Kathleen
Alan McKee
as Reporter
Richard Smedley
as Patrol Leader
Nuala O'Neill
as Annie McPhelimy
Ciaran McMenamin
as Dino/Owen
Jaz Pollock
as Patsy French
Julia Dearden
as Mrs. Gilroy
B.J. Hogg
as Chair
Veronica Duffy
as Mary McCoy
Neil Maskell
as Soldier
Des McAleer
as Finnbar
John Quinn
as Republican
Andrew Havill
as Officer
Oliver Ford Davies
as Whittington
Paula Hamilton
as Mrs. Brennan
Peter Balance
as Fergus
Mark Mooney
as Soldier
Paul Trussell
as Lanky Soldier
Tony Devlin
as Republican Youth
Breffni McKenna
as Paramedic
Colum Convey
as Interviewer
Kelly Flynn
as Bridget
Richard Orr
as Man in Black Jacket
Chris Parr
as 1st Radio Interviewee
Malcolm Rodgers
as Uncle James
Barry Loughran
as Brendan McPhelimy
James Loughran
as Thomas McPhelimy
Elizabeth Donaghy
as Sinead McPhelimy
Caolan Byrne
as Niall French
John Drummond
as Sergeant
Tony Rohr
as Cork Driver
Robert Calvert
as Bus Driver
Billy Clark
as Gunman
Caola Byrne
as Niall French
Mike Dowling
as Butcher
Cathy White
as Rosaleen
Packy Lee
as Hijack Youth
Kieran Ahern
as Father Clancy
Cheryl O'Dwyer
as Maureen
Maggie Shevlin
as Mrs. Morris
Fo Cullen
as Miss Savage
Simon Fullerton
as Jimmy Kane
Duncan Marwich
as Lionel Thirston
Darrren Bancroft
as Corporal
Claire Curran
as Nuala Curran
Mairead Redmond
as Mairead Curran
Jeannane Crowley
as Mrs. Lockhart
Amanda Hurwitz
as Night Nurse
Andrew Downs
as Ambulance Driver
Catriona Hinds
as TV Journalist
Gerard McCartney
as Journalist
Brenda Winter
as Mrs. Duffy
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Critic Reviews for Titanic Town

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (1)

Titanic Town has a few too many quiet moments, most of which go nowhere in particular.

Full Review… | March 23, 2001
Matinee Magazine

A handsome and convincing picture of a region and people in turmoil.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Film Journal International

Conveys the complexity of "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland and the bravery of one woman who tries to make a stand for peace.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Spirituality and Practice

Brings to the fore the day-to-day horrors of a Northern Ireland family forced to cope with British occupation better than any other I can remember.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999

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Full Review… | September 22, 2006
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Full Review… | July 23, 2006
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