Bloody Sunday

Synopsis: Documentary-style drama showing the events that led up to the tragic incident on January 30, 1972 in the Northern Ireland town of Derry when a protest march led by civil rights activist Ivan Cooper was fired upon by British troops, killing 13 protesters and wounding 14 more.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Paul Greengrass
Production: Paramount Classics
  19 wins & 21 nominations.
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107 min

...7-0, this is 5-4...

Positions 1-8-1-9, 2-0-2-1

and 2-2 and 2-3

are now complete.

The 2-4 is in the position...

is in the, uh, uh...

being complete in about

five minutes. Over.

Excuse me, folks.

Good to see you.

How are you?

Excuse me.


Ladies and gentlemen,

Major General Ford.

We are marching because ever

since the partition of Ireland

Catholics here in the North

have suffered discrimination

in a Protestant dominated land.

That's why we're marching.

In view of the continuing

adverse security situation

in the Province, all parades,

processions and marches

will be banned

until further notice.

We're marching because

the British government

promised us reform

and all we've had are excuses

and curfews

and the single issue that cuts

to the very core of civil rights

mass internment without trial.

That's why we're marching.

Anyone either taking part in

or organizing such an event

is liable to immediate arrest.

The law is the law

and must be respected.

So we say this

to the British government.

We will march peacefully

this Sunday

and march, and march again

until Unionist rule

is ended in this Province

and a new system,

based on civil rights for all

is put in its place.

Thank you.

And I would say

to the leadership

of the civil rights organization

any responsibility for any

violence which may take place

must rest fairly and squarely

on your shoulders.

Thank you.

We shall overcome,

we shall overcome

Some day...

Yeah, thank you.

Yeah, see you later.

...Deep in my heart...

You must have jets on your feet.

My launching pad is only

three blocks away, remember?


Let's continue, to the Moon.

To the Moon.

Can't we spend a quiet evening,

like, alone?

Well, we're expecting

Professor Reaburn to notify us.

The fellas ought to all be

together in case he does.

He's grand.

What's wrong with him?

He's just tossing and turning.


I'll get him. I'll get him.

I'll settle him down.

Anyway, Mum's home.


Oh, God.

What a night, huh?


How'd you enjoy baby-sitting?

- All right.

- You been feeding him?

Hello, wee man. Hello.

Was he good for you?

Aye, he was good as gold,

so he was.

Oh, see him playing up now

for me.

That's always the way.

Where'd youse go?

Up the Stardust.

The usual, you know,

just for a few drinks.

That's all I need

on a Saturday night.

Look, I'm just taking Hester

back down to town.

Right, okay. You be careful.

Aye, I'll be grand.

No, I mean it.

I don't want you

getting lifted again.

I'll be all right.



See ya.

Are you going next week?

Aye, may as well.

Be a good crack.

Aye, I'll be all right.

Hopefully they'll

keep the boys out.


I'll keep them away from you.

Come around Jackie's...

No, he's not.

How're you doing?


Eddie wants you out?

Yeah, a right little turncoat.

- What?

- So he is.

What about the way he dogs me?

Keeps me young.

Oh, he's hardly gonna do that.

It's your sister's husband.

Come on! Get a move on!

Looks like they might

threaten us.


You better leave me here.

You'll be careful tomorrow?

I'll be fine.

It's only a march.

And what if trouble starts?

There'll be no trouble.

It's a peaceful march

for civil rights.

All right.

Look, I'll meet you here

tomorrow about 6:00, okay?


See you tomorrow.


Come in, One-Seven.

This is One Alpha.

Uh, one of your roadblocks

further out

has reported movements.

Three people in the green

Volkswagen Variant 1500.

Uh, the registered number

is G...

She was winking earlier

at that guy.

She knows.

One Alpha.

Registration number Golf,

Uniform, Lima, 2-1-5-5. Over.


Get some team commanders

on base soonest.

Come on, let's get moving.

Let's get some pace

till where we're secure.

He's going to get a brief

from Corporal.

Sigs on me.

Get HQ up on the net now.

Move the vehicles

out of that line of sight.

Tell me where the sentries

are fully posted.

Okay, if there is

a sniper threat today

it's coming from over there.

Make sure you've

got that covered.

Yes, Colonel, we're currently

putting a covert O.P.

Out on to the derelict site

down William Street.

I'll let you know

as soon as that's in place.

We've got the whole,

I've got the company in?

We're established.

Can you just confirm

we're gonna brief up

the troop commanders shortly?

Yeah, okay.

Is Gerry about, is he?

Ah, come on, Mary,

we have to go to Mass here.

Come on now, Mary,

open the door.

Keep it down, okay?

Ah, the wee man's asleep, is he?


What's the crack with you?

Hey, the Brits are here.

The Pigs are everywhere here.

The Bogside's crawling with 'em.

Geez. Holy sh*t.

Okay, I'm up, I'm up, I'm up.


Lads, I count a dozen

for APCs as well.


But there's more at the bottom

of Rossville Street.

At the corner

of the Craigavan Bridge as well.

...are everywhere, hey.

It was on the radio

this morning!

- Shh...

- Come on!

Get a move on, man.

Oh, f***'s sake,

are your trousers too tight

or your balls too big?

Ah, you're just jealous, man.

Oh, sorry.

Wee man, you all right?

Aye, we'll be all right, Mary.

One day, Mary, he'll grow up to

be a good stone thrower himself.

Go on, youse.


Where are you going now?

I'm going to Mass, Mary.

I'll be back later on.


Can you see any, aye?

Oh, yeah.

Look, look.

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Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass (born 13 August 1955) is an English film director, film producer, screenwriter and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. His early film Bloody Sunday won the Golden Bear at 52nd Berlin International Film Festival. Other films he has directed include three in the Bourne action/thriller series: The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), and Jason Bourne (2016); United 93 (2006), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Director, and received an Academy Award for Best Director nomination, Green Zone (2010) and Captain Phillips (2013). In 2004 he co-wrote and produced the film Omagh, which won British Academy Television Award. In 2007 Greengrass co-founded Directors UK, a professional organization of British filmmakers, and was its first President until 2014. In 2008 The Telegraph named him among the most influential people in British culture. In 2017, Greengrass was honoured with a British Film Institute Fellowship. Accepting the Fellowship at the ceremony, he acknowledged that it had been a difficult week for the film industry, on the day that Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He said the industry had to act and words weren't enough. more…

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