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A War of Children

A War of Children is a 1972 television film written by James Costigan, directed by George Schaefer, and starring Vivien Merchant, Jenny Agutter and John Ronane.

A War of Children
Genre Drama
Written by James Costigan
Directed by George Schaefer
Starring Vivien Merchant
Jenny Agutter
John Ronane
Composer(s) Jerry Fielding
Country of origin United States
United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Abby Mann
Producer(s) George Schaefer
Cinematography Christopher Challis
  • Eric Boyd-Perkins
  • Anne V. Coates
  • Christopher Holmes
  • Fabien D. Tordjmann
Running time 73 minutes
Production company(s) Tomorrow Entertainment
Distributor NBCUniversal Television Distribution
DreamWorks Classics
Original network CBS
Picture format Color film
Audio format Monaural
Original release December 5, 1972 (1972-12-05)



During The Troubles in Northern Ireland, two middle-class families in Belfast, one Catholic and one Protestant, turn from friends to bitter enemies. Their children face the painful consequences.[1]




  1. ^ "A War of Children". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy - 1973". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 14, 2017.

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