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DHS- Red Mercury (2005) DVD cover

Red Mercury is a 2005 British film starring Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Juliet Stevenson, Ron Silver and David Bradley, and directed by Roy Battersby.

Plot[]

The film is a thriller about a terrorist kidnapping.[1] Three terrorist bomb-makers get a tipoff that their safehouse is about to be raided; flee on foot; kidnap hostages in an attempt to escape.[2]

Production[]

The film was written, produced and filmed over a four-month period.[2]

The film was the first film aimed for a Western audience produced by a new film production company named Inspire, that planned to apply Bollywood film production methods to films made in the United Kingdom:[2] Template:Quotation

According to the producers the writer, Farrukh Dhondy, was interviewed by British counter-terrorism officials, to verify that the bomb-plot in the script was unrelated to their active investigations.

Cast[]

  • David Bradley as Neil Ashton
  • Stockard Channing as Penelope
  • Pete Postlethwaite as Gold Commander
  • Ron Silver as Sidney
  • Juliet Stevenson as Sofia Warburton
  • Nigel Terry as Lindsey
  • Alex Caan as Mushtaq
  • Navin Chowdhry as Asif
  • Nicholas Farrell as Minister
  • Amanda Ryan as Electra
  • Honeysuckle Weeks as Clarissa

Release[]

The film was sold at the 2005 Cannes Film Market. It did not have a theatrical release in the USA, being released to DVD in June 2007.

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