IRA Prison Break Out Movie Releases In September - ManlyMovie

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.


  1. Mucho Macho

    April 14, 2017 at 11:55 am

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

  2. Mucho Macho

    April 14, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    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

      April 14, 2017 at 10:34 pm

      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

        April 15, 2017 at 12:05 am

        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.

      • Just Some Polack

        April 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

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

        • The Night Rider

          April 15, 2017 at 2:44 pm

          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

            April 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

            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

          April 15, 2017 at 4:06 pm

          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

        April 15, 2017 at 2:49 pm

        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).

        • Mucho Macho

          April 15, 2017 at 11:35 pm

          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”

  3. Georg Walker

    April 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm

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

  4. David Barber

    April 17, 2017 at 12:08 am

    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).