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TitleSTARDUST
Production companyMerlin Films Productions
Radio Telefís Éireann/RTE
Lynch-Siderow Productions
Country of originIreland
ProducerCORRIGAN, Kieran
SIDEROW, Norman
DirectorDONNELLY, Ciaran
Script/AdaptationWALKER, Paul
Based on the book, They Never Came Home by Tony McCullagh and Neal Fetherstone.
PhotographyROBERTSON, Peter
Sound recordingBIRCH, Dan
EditingO'CONNELL, Stephen
Art directionFLEMING, Aileen
Production designBALL, Pat
Costume designNÍ MHAOLDOMHNAIGH, Eimer
Executive producerCALLERY, Mary
Associate producerHARGADON, Gerry
Cast(Alphabethical) Charlie Bird (Stardust reporter), Ruth Bradley (Antoinette Keegan), Sarah Bolger (Lorraine Keegan), Steve Blount (Jim), Feidlim Cannon (Jo Buckley), Meabh Cannon (classmate), Amelia Crowley (Bernie), Mark Dunne (Albert Buckley), Padraig Lenihan (Mr Dunne), Ruaidhri Conroy (Jimmy), Malcolm Douglas (Justice Keane), Ken Fletcher (Tony), Rachel Gleeson (classmate), Chris Gregory (Robert), Paula Creevy Lee (May Dunne), Keith Hanna (Errol Buckley), Joe Hanley (Peter), Lenny Hayden (Liam's doctor), Brent Hearne (reporter 1 on TV), Alan Howley (reporter 3), Aiden Lorcan (Fire Chief), Paul Keeley (priest), Gavin Kelty (suited young man), Laura Jane Laughlin (Christine B), Frank Laverty (Coolock Garda), Jack Lynch (fireman 2), Brian Mallon (Jimmy's da), Brid McCarthy (Christine B's mum), Daragh McCarthy (stranger in pub), Gus McDonagh (Git), Brian McGrath (John Keegan), Pat McGrath (Kelly), Tony McKenna (reporter 1 on TV), Geoff Minogue (doctor), Gina Moxley (Jimmy's mum), Jill Murphy (Carol), Craig Newman (John Jr), Enda Oates (Eamon Butterly), David O Brien (John's doctor), Gavin O'Connor (policeman in morgue), Tara Nixon O Neill (Mary Kenny), David O Reilly (reporter 2), Jeff O Toole (Richie), Michael Ramley (Carrots), Laura Reynolds (nurse), Ger Ryan (Christine Keegan), Brian Thunder (Garda at fire), Annette tierney (Anne), Jimmy Ward (David), Neil Watkins (DJ), Steve Wilson (main bouncer).
Colourcol
Soundsound
Duration55
Release date2006
TX channelRTE 1
TX date13/02/2006
CopyRTE
SummarySecond part of two-part factual drama based on the events surrounding the tragic fire in the Stardust Nightclub, Artane, Dublin, on 14 February 1981, in which forty eight young people died. The second part depicts the aftermath of the fire and how initial horror and confusion turned to anger as family and friends attempted to find justice for their loved ones.
LanguageEnglish
Genre/CategoryTV Drama
KeywordsStardust Nightclub
Fires
Artane
Dublin
Discos
Death
Negligence
Locked exits
Working class
Investigations
Tribunals
Compensation
Politicians
Dublin Corporation

Contact: irishfilm@tcd.ie | Last updated: Nov 27 2006.