Directed by Marc Evans, Written by Eoin McNamee, Produced by Andrew Eaton
Marc Evans’ film based on the deeds of the loyalist gang the ‘Shankhill Butchers’ in 1970s Belfast. Victor Kelly, played by Stuart Townsend, is the leader of a gang of men known as ‘Resurrection Men’. Kelly’s ruthlessness makes him a local legend. A journalist, played by James Nesbitt, is on the trail of the gang, but he is putting himself at risk through his obsessive need to discover the truth about the ‘Resurrection Man’.
Resurrection Man by Eoin MacNamee (Faber and Faber) ISBN-10: 0571221777 ISBN-13: 978-0571221776 108 min, colour, cert 18
‘Resurrection Man’ was filmed entirely outside Belfast (in Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington).
This film seeks to illustrate how gory and indulgent much of the killing was.
Thriller - Theatrical
Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Revolution Films
WRITER(s)/ DIRECTOR(s)/ PRODUCER(s)
Stuart Townsend - Victor Kelly
Brenda Fricker - Dorcas Kelly
George Shane - James Kelly
Lee Mulrooney - Young Victor
Alan Devlin - Chalky White
Peter Connell - Lock-up Victim
John Hannah - Darkie Larche
David Williamson - Boy with Gun
Gerard McCartney - Big Ivan Crommie
Michael Liebman - Willie Lambe (as Michael Liebmann)
James Nesbitt - Ryan
Sean McGinley - Sammy McClure
James Ellis - Ivor Coppinger
Zara Turner - Dr. Elizabeth Ryan
Sean Rafferty - TV Newscaster