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A War of Children (1972)

Two families in Belfast, one Protestant and one Catholic, find that their long-standing friendship is threatened by the escalating sectarian violence that surrounds them.

Director:

George Schaefer

Writer:

James Costigan
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivien Merchant ... Nora Tomelty
Jenny Agutter ... Maureen Tomelty
John Ronane John Ronane ... Frank Tomelty
Anthony Andrews ... Reg Hogg
Oliver Maguire Oliver Maguire ... Ian McCullum
Aideen O'Kelly Aideen O'Kelly ... Meg McCullum
Danny Figgis Danny Figgis ... Donal Tomelty
David G. Meredith David G. Meredith ... Robbie McCullum
Patrick Dawson Patrick Dawson ... Seamus Lynch
Cathleen Delany Cathleen Delany ... Mrs. Doyle (as Cathleen Delaney)
Maura Keeley Maura Keeley ... Woman in Shop
Arthur O'Sullivan Arthur O'Sullivan ... Mr. Fiske
Des Nealon Des Nealon ... British Lieutenant (as Desmond Nealon)
Pat Laffan ... British Soldier
Conor Evans Conor Evans ... British Soldier
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Two families in Belfast, one Protestant and one Catholic, find that their long-standing friendship is threatened by the escalating sectarian violence that surrounds them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Krieg der Kinder See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tomorrow Entertainment See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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long remembered ending
26 February 2012 | by kvalentine926-189-516307See all my reviews

I have not seen this movie in over thirty years and yet I can never forget the ending of this movie.As an African-American,I did not find anything to laugh about in this movie with all the discrepancies and inaccuracies that a few reviewers have mentioned. That the British soldiers' uniform may not have been accurate or where the movie was actually shot were not issues that mattered to me while watching this movie. There may have been some illogical plot twists in this movie but overall, the movie achieved its main point of how war affects children.I only remember how such a thing as hate can destroy people's lives and of course, that children are the first casualties.This movie first made me aware of the troubles in Ireland.I was impressed by the acting of the young actors.


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