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IRA Prison Break Out Movie Releases In September

A new prison break out movie will hit cinemas this September (for a limited run, I’m guessing) covering the 1983 escape of 38 IRA prisoners from the UK’s highest security prison.

Maze is a Swedish-Irish production, that is preparing to shoot in the coming weeks in Cork, Ireland.

In 1983 during the middle of a 30 year conflict, 38 members of the IRA coordinated an escape from HM Prison Maze in Antrim, at the time considered one of the highest security facilities in Europe.  The bust out was the largest in Europe since WW2 and the largest in the history of the United Kingdom.

The movie is being funded by the Irish Film Board (IFB), Film Vast and RTÉ , with Cork County Council and Cork County Council Arts Offices providing regional support.

The movie is expected to shoot for four weeks in a large decommissioned prison in Cork.  The movie has been described as ‘an exciting prison break story’ by James Hickey of the IFB.

Synopsis: Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

Stephen Burke directs.

  • Der

    Jerry Kelly ,bobby story know them well trained there kids in boxing club they both escaped in that breakout ,and if I may read the future jim won’t like this at all .

  • Mucho Macho

    Jim vs Der coming up
    Lol..just kidding guys
    Still true though😜

  • Mucho Macho

    To be completely honest with all you guys my knowledge of this subject is very limited. Grew up far away from all of this. But I’m always interested in hearing other people’s opinions on the IRA, their tactics and what they were trying to accomplish.

    So if any of you wish to educate me further on the matter you’re more than welcome to

    • jim

      One thing you do need to know.: the IRA murdered more members of the nationalistcatholic community in Northern Ireland than anyone else did. This is because if you claim to speak for all your community then you have to crush dissent. …like a gangster controlling his turf…People wound up getting killed for all sort of stupid reasons. A plumber would be murdered for working on a house extension for an RUC officer… a man might be killed because he looked sideways at the wrong guy in a pub …or because some IRA scobie wanted to fuck his wife..or maybe because he threatened to go to the cops when some pedo IRA guy raped his five year old. A widowed mother of ten was killed because she comforted a 19 year old British squaddie as he lay dying in the street….Gerry Adams brother is a pedo…so was his dad..and rumour has it British Intelligence have pictures of Gerry abusing kids . .I haven’t even mentioned the number of cops, soldiers, prison officers from south of the border (ie MY fucking country) murdered by these shiteaters… Remember, the IRA were a maoist revolutionary terrorist organisation which didn’t even recognise the Republic of Ireland…and they were bankrolled by funds raised in USA ………KGB and Gadaffi contributed peanuts by comparison….A lot came from Boston…That bomb during the marathon was NOTHING compared to a horror like Omagh…I could go on but maybe you don’t want to hear this?…Now the guys who unleashed all this hell get celebrated as international statesmen like Gerry Adams or eulogised like Martin McGuinness at his funeral..This is hard to live with.

      • Mucho Macho

        Thanx Jim for the info. By the way I must tell you that when I was in school they did not teach us that these guys were good guys, there were talked about as a violent terrorist group. ( However considering how Lefty the educational system has gotten who knows if that’s the case today)

        But there a lot of details in the conflict that I might have missed and that’s where my questions come from sometimes. We knew there was a lot of conflict between Protestants and Catholics and yet in this side of the world there was no conflicts between the 2 groups like that. I grew up in a Christian/ Catholic environment and there were no such conflicts,
        except with the jews..
        We hated them…lol kidding😜

        What we were told in a nutshell was that the Protestant majority wanted to remain part of the United Kingdom while the minority Catholic were for Ireland’s Independence. And that’s where a lot of the conflict was & that the IRA group resorted to violent tactics to get their agenda across. That’s it pretty much but over the years you hear accusations from both sides. And not being from there, you kind of wish to remain objective regarding the situation at times.

        One thing though that was common knowledge was that a lot of criminals that were fugitives from Ireland used to hide in neighborhoods in Boston.
        But like I wrote to you it was weird to us because on in this side of the pond, Catholics were not bombing anybody.

        • Der

          Grew up under the british boot ,house was constantly raided by 100 per cent Protestant ruc police ,family members murderd by British army ,father and uncles interned in h block prison were this escape took place know a lot of the boys who escaped personally ,people don’t know until they’ve lived threw it no one really wants to turn to war but when your being murderd in your streets not allowed jobs as there for protestants only crammed into small housing estates over crowded because your not allowed to live in Protestant areas you have little choice to fight back ,don’t want to start jim off again but he lived in the free state far away from the troubles so he’s just guessing what want on up here don’t know why he’s so pro British strange one but can tell you this unless you’ve seen it in person your apinion dosnt really mean shit.

          • Mucho Macho

            I’ve experienced violence in my life but mostly due to being in shitty fucking neighborhoods. Religion had nothing to do with the violence that was taking place. And like I wrote Protestants and Catholics in the United States were not at war. Remember I am one, I would have known.
            My mother wanted to raise me Catholic & my father let her. But in that regard experience was different on this side of the pond. If you believe in God and Jesus you’re part of the majority and American Western culture put Christians, Protestants and Catholics altogether in a lot of scenarios. So even though there were differences in practice there was not that divisiveness that led to violence.
            My girlfriend’s a Christian for example & we went to see a faith-based movie the other day and yesterday we celebrated Good Friday.
            So lots of us practice same stuff from time to time.

            By speaking to you and Jim for example, both of you have stories with strong points of views and for someone like me who grew far from it, can be interesting to examined.
            But with such a conflict at least from my point of view ( despite of how it might have started) it seems that once it began, the hatred was such that objectivity was lost in some cases and mistakes were made on both sides.

            I think that this is a conversation that can go for a long time but in the interest of peace, may I wish you and everybody else a good Easter weekend. May the good lord be with us all manly movie lovers😀👍

          • Der

            Ilk eat a chocolate egg Sunday then hit the gym Monday brudda 😀

          • Mucho Macho

            😀👍

          • jim

            Ask Der why his family got raided…FFS.!..if you’re in the RA it comes with the territory….and a happy fucking easter to you too mate…and everyone else…Der included.

          • Mucho Macho

            My home got raided once.
            It was very sad. Members of the G.C.A. broke into the inner sanctum that was my house.
            Btw G.C.A. stands for Ghetto Criminals Association.😂
            They took a TV, mom’s & sister’s jewelry, my baseball cards collection, VCR, VHS tapes… the bastards!!!

            Like I wrote you guys have a lot of history. Let me ask you something to you or him or both ..has it improved over time?
            Again from an outsider’s perspective, it seems that the violence has at least gone down a bit, again I’m not stating a fact, I’m just saying that from my point of view, from where I’m sitting, it has come across that way. But even if that’s the case obviously resentment and animosity still persist.

            Happy eastern my brotha. May the Lord bless you and your loved ones

          • jim

            I think you could best describe NI as experiencing a surly truce but Der could tell you more about that than I could…I ‘ve been up there a few times and to be honest it looks pretty good these days..Money has been spent…but there is a kind of sectarian wall you cannot cross…It’s still them and us and it will be for a while. The violence is still there…but it’s at a lower level.. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/28/catholics-top-victims-northern-ireland-republican-terror-groups-new-ira A lot of people are worried about the Brexit affect … If the EU decide to be cuntish to the UK (and they will) then we could have a serious problem..Those bastards in Brussels don’t give two shits about our situation on this island…

          • Der

            We got raided so much my da just left the broken door on so they didn’t have to kick it in anymore

          • Mucho Macho

            Lol
            We got raided so much every time we bought new stuff we just left it outside so they wouldn’t have to come inside and take it😂

          • Der

            You to jim got raided cause we were Catholics plane and simple.

      • Just Some Polack

        Yeah, but IRA was always like this or was it around late 1960s when Marxists took it over?

        • The Night Rider

          Marxists took over in the late 1960s, which led to a split and the majority leaving to reform the IRA now named (PIRA). That’s why the USSR never gave the IRA weaponry.

          • jim

            Official IRA got weapons from KGB when Yuri Andropov was in charge…..early seventies. The deal was supposedl;y negotiated by the leader of the Irish Communist Party.

        • jim

          You are correct..Fashionable revolutionary politics in the sixties pretty much yoked international socialism to nationalism…which when you think about it is ridiculous.

      • The Night Rider

        That’s completely wrong, the IRA did not kill more nationalists than the British. They killed 338, whereas the British killed 680+. And many killed by the IRA as defined ‘catholic/nationalist’ were criminals and rivals (e.g. the Marxist OIRA and IPLO, the former who had a penchant for gang rape).

        • jim

          When you say “British” you are lumping together British Army (258) and every loyalist terror group but when it comes to “republican” terror groups you just qoute the IRA kills and make no reference to INLA,, Real IRA etc.. My point still stands. No single group killed more catholics than the IRA did. Of course, they killed more of everyone and everything..50% of the total bodycount is the work of Provos alone…BTW, while it’s true there were murderous feuds within and between the various terror groups , I’ve never much cared for all that bullshit detail..Splitters and splinter groups are par for the course in Irish history..Fuck ’em all..It’s very much Peoples Front Of Judea stuff.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WboggjN_G-4

          • The Night Rider

            ‘Lumped together’, 381 vs 680, let alone more than, it’s actually almost half. Also, ‘Fuck ’em all’, a decidedly free stater, crypto unionist comment per the rest of your rants. One thing is for sure, there would be no need for the provos or their messy methods had the Irish army fulfilled its constitutional obligation.

            Free state spectators reneged on their rights to critisize in the 1970s.

        • Mucho Macho

          Like I wrote, so many stories & opinions. I feel like I need to pick up a notebook and start taking notes from you guys.
          My upbringing with the IRA was watching “Patriot Games”
          Lol📺📼😀👍

        • Der

          Well said rider some no facts ranting bitches on here

    • jim

      Here is a pretty good account of the “dirty war” fought in the North by the intelligence services…a lot more of this to come out…Would make a good miniseries…better than some bullshit about IRA scobies breaking out of The Maze.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rihJviC9oA0

  • jim

    Never heard of the cunt who’s directing it….or the cunt who wrote it….or any cunt in it……but I note that this is a co-production with Sweden…so I expect the usual Scandi-noir type socialist propaganda where every action has to be explained purely as a consequence of socio-economic conditions…Supposedly Jim Sheridan is also working on a film that deals with this subject..That might be more promising..but you’ll find that Irish luvvies are the same as luvvies everywhere else..In the fifties they were apologists for Stalin..In the sixties and seventies they were cheerleading Mao and his little red book..Today they make excuses for Islam. They’re always wrong….so of course they love Sinn FeinIRA too…wankstains.

  • Georg Walker

    Boycott. Murdering scum like the IRA don’t deserve even 1 % of sympathy.

    • Der

      Heros ,boycott murdering British bastards cowardly corrupt scum bags

    • David Barber

      Maybe you’ll get some satisfaction from this clip. It’s from the cop show The Sweeney in which 2 IRA thugs are taken down : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM24Wn71T-k

      • Der

        Yea cause Dennis waterman and john thaw could sort the ra out 😂😂😂😅

        • David Barber

          As could Lewis Collins (RIP), Gordon Jackson (also RIP) and Martin Shaw. Down with CI5! I remember an episode where they too took out an IRA killer holed up in a solicitor’s office.

  • David Barber

    Probably worth watching as a historical piece, not to glorify/glamourize the IRA. Although the classic gangster movie The Long Good Friday realistically portrayed them as a vicious, dangerous force (especially after Bob Hoskins had 2 of their men killed).