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Plot, Details & Awards

Fifty Dead Men Walking

Rated R for strong brutal violence and torture, language and some sexuality.

R In Theaters 08/21/2009 , 117min.
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Plot & Details

Loosely based on the remarkable true story of the British undercover agent who successfully infiltrated the IRA, writer/director Kari Skogland's thriller takes its title from author Martin McGartland's best-selling book of the same name. Set at the absolute height of the Irish civil conflict, Fifty Dead Men Walking begins as 22-year-old Martin McGartland is recruited by the British police to infiltrate the IRA and report back with intelligence. It's an extremely dangerous job that could result in death or worse should his true identity be revealed, yet McGartland realizes that the information he's gathering will save countless lives. At first, the prospect of being discovered provides something of a rush for McGartland, though that initial buzz quickly wears off when his true identity is revealed and he's forced to attempt an impossible escape. Two decades later, McGartland is still on the run. Sir Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, and Rose McGowan star.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Genie Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Genie Awards Best Picture Nominated
2009 Genie Awards Best Original Score Ben Mink Nominated
2009 Genie Awards Best Art Direction/Production Design Eve Stewart Won
2009 Genie Awards Best Editing Jim Munro Nominated
2009 Genie Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Kari Skogland Won
2009 Genie Awards Best Director Kari Skogland Nominated
2009 Genie Awards Best Cinematography Jonathan Freeman Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Female Natalie Press Nominated

Seattle International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2009 Seattle International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Vancouver Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2008 Vancouver Film Critics Best Performance by an Actor in a Canadian Film Jim Sturgess Nominated
2008 Vancouver Film Critics Best British Columbia Film Won

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