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TitleOMAGH
Production companyHell's Kitchen International
Tiger Aspect Productions
Portman Film
SponsorBórd Scánnán na hEireann/Irish Film Board
RTE
Channel 4
Country of originIreland
Great Britain
ProducerGREENGRASS, Paul
GUINEY, Ed
DirectorTRAVIS, Pete
Script/AdaptationHIBBERT, Guy
GREENGRASS, Paul
PhotographyGILLIGAN, Donal
Sound recordingDEASY, Brendan
EditingBARRETT, Clive
Art directionBUSHER, Julie
Production designWILSON, David
Costume designNÍ MHAOLDOMHNAIGH, Eimer
Executive producerLAPPIN, Arthur
LOWE, Andrew
BRENMAN, Greg
McCARTHY, Brendan
CALLERY, Mary
WHALLEY, Tristan
CastGerard McSorley (Michael Gallagher), Michele Forbes (Patsy Gallagher), Brenda Fricker (police Ombudsman Nuala O'Loan), Stuart Graham (Victor Barker), Peter Ballance (Mark Breslin), Pauline Hutton (Sharon Gallagher), Fiona Glascott (Cathy Gallagher), Kathy Kiera Clarke (Elizabeth Gibson), Clare Connor (Caroline Gibson), Gerard Crossan (Hugh), Ian McElhinney (Stanley McCombe), Sarah Gilbert (Patricia McLaughlin), Alan Devlin (Laurence Rush), Frances Quinn (Marion Radford), Tara Lynne O'Neill (Carol Radford), Billy Clarke (Kevin Skelton), Frankie McCafferty (Godfrey Wilson), Karen Rohleder (Ann Wilson), Michael Legge (Michael Barrett), Billy Gibson (James Barker), Paul Doyle (Fernando Baselga), Rita Hammill (Geraldine Breslin), Hugo Temperley (Oran Doherty), Paul Kelly (Aiden Gallagher), Sandra Gildea (Esther Gibson), Brid Ní Chumhaill (Anne McCombe), Sean McCardie (Sean McLaughlin), Kiva Murphy (Jolene Marlow), Gary Ward (Alan Radford), Gabrielle Kirby (Libbi Rush), Anne Leonard (Philomena Skelton), Laura Pyper (Lorraine Wilson), Lorcan Cranitch (Chief Constable Sir Ronnie Flanagan), Pascal Scott (Chief Superintendent Eric Anderson), Jonathan Ryan (Gerry Adams), Michael Liebmann (Kevin Fulton), Brendan Coyle (Detective Sergeant John White), Des Cave (Fr. Mullan), Stanley Townsend (Sam Pollock), Chris Corrigan (Duty Sergeant), Louis Dempsey (bomber in phone box), Andy Moore (bomber one), Stephen Don (bomber two), Michael Farley (scout one), Des Daly (scout two), Alvaro Lucchesi (Spanish teacher), Emma Kearney (TV receptionist), Paul McGlinchey (Tim Edwards, police officer), Charlie Bonner (traffic warden), Sheelagh O'Kane (school uniform woman), Joanne Crawford (woman shouting for help), Paul Kennedy (man shouting for help), Nick Lee (soldier), Fergal McElherron (doctor), Leslie Ann Shaw (nurse in leisure centre), Abbie Spallen (policewoman), Laura Jane Laughlin (social worker), Briege Roche (Ann - Patsy's sister), Gerry Shanahan (man at wake), Patricia Martin (woman at wake), Breant Hearne (Pat Doherty), Oliver Maguire (Father Duffy), Lucy Miller (TV reporter), David Cairnduff (reporter), Richard Gibson (solicitor), Tony Brown (bomb maker), Andrew Moore (bomber No.#1) Tony Blair (himself - archive footage)
Colourcol
SoundDolby Digital
Duration106
Release date2004
TX channelRTE 1
TX date22/05/2004
CopyIFA
IFA (VHS)
SummaryIn August 1998 at Omagh, Co. Tyrone, the Real IRA planted a bomb which killed 28 people. This film focuses on the story of Michael and Patsy Gallagher, who lost their 21-year-old son Aiden in the atrocity. The aftermath of the bombing and the attempts by the victims' families to see that justice is done are depicted.
NoteThis film won the Discovery Award at the 2004 Toronto International Film Festival.

Best Film: Irish Film and TV Awards 2004.

Best Actor - Gerard McSorley: Irish Film and TV Awards 2004.
Format35mm
1:78:1
DistributorAbbey Films

Portman Film & Television
+44 20 7498 8024

A-Film Distribution (2005) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Channel 4 Television Corporation (UK)
Epix Media (2005) (Germany) (DVD)
Hart Sharp Video
Haut et Court (2005) (France) (theatrical)
LanguageEnglish
Production creditsp.c.: Tiger Aspect Productions, Hell's Kitchen international Ltd.,Portman Film, spon: Bórd Scánnán na hEireann/Irish Film Board, RTE, Channel 4, p: Paul Greengrass, Ed Guiney, co-p: Don Mullan, exec.p.: Arthur Lappin, Andrew Lowe, Greg Brenman, Brendan McCarthy, Mary Callery, Tristan Whalley, d: Paul Greengrass, sc: Greengrass, Guy Hibbert, dop: Donal Gilligan, ed: Clive Barrett, s.: Brendan Deasy, p.dsgn.: David Wilson, art d.: Julie Busher, a.art d.: Rory Bruen, cost: Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, ward.super: Gabriel O'Brien, Ger Scully, ward.a.: Derbhla McClelland, cast: Daniel Hubbard, Mary Maguire, cast.assoc: Sarah Hanna, make-up: Jennifer Hegarty, Niamh O'Loan, hair: Eileen Buggy, Elaine O'Sullivan, p.m.: Mary Alleguen, post-p.super: Caroline McManus, a.d.: Tony Aherne, Catherine Dunne, Darren Fee, trainee.a.d.: Sandra Corbally, John Ringrose, art dept: const.m.: Tom Dowling, set dresser: Kevin Weaver, Dave Flanagan (set dresser), Lyndon Johnson, props: Keavy Lalor, Jerome McDonnell James McGetrick, carpenter: Jim Moore, graphics: Ciara O'Donnell, painter: Thomas O'Shaughnessy, props: Dave Peters, p.exec.: Jane Roche, Rachel Salter, p.accnt: Sile Dorney, a.accnt: Deirdre Doorley, Cian O'Muilleoir, a.p.co-ord.: Cathleen Dore, post-p.head: Kevin Phelan, p.co-ord: Rachel Smith, post-p.co-ord.: Alice Greenland, sc.ed.: Lucy Dyke, Louise Gaffney, legal/business: Tara Buckwell, Foley: Ben Brazier, super.s.ed.: Kevin Brazier, s.re-rd.mix: Mathew Knights, Robert Brazier, Wayne Brooks, David Old, boom op: Eddie Quinn, dial.ed.: Chris Roberts, dolby: Chris Sturmer, sp.effs.: Kevin Byrne, Paul Byrne, visual effs: digital.effs: Robin Beard, Tom Hocking, Katja Hollmann, Isaac Layish, visual.effs.super: Harriet Donington, Victoria McDowell, Simon Frame, c.op: Ciarán Tanham, video assistant op: Garreth Nevin, focus puller: David Grennan, clapper loader: Eoin Farrell, grip: Aidan Griffin, stunt.co-ord: Donal O'Farrell, stunt.perf: Dominick Hewitt,Eamon A. Kelly, Giedrius Nagys, Gary Robinson, Philippe Zone, loc.m.: Edmund Sampson, Clodagh Tierney, elec: Hugh-Thomas Cavanagh, Dermot Coleman, stills: Patrick Redmond, research: Rosanne Flynn, armourer: John McKenna, nurse: Susan Dempsey, Lucas Verbist, facilities: Lip Sync Post .
LocationOmagh
Northern Ireland
RightsHell's Kitchen International
+353 1 679 5065
info@hellskitcheninternational.com
Genre/CategoryFeature Film Drama
Political Drama
KeywordsTroubles
Omagh bombing
Northern Ireland
Real IRA
Michael Gallagher
Patsy Gallagher
Aiden Gallagher
PeopleMichael Gallagher
Patsy Gallagher
Aiden Gallagher

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