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Guns in the Heather (1969)

 |  Family, Adventure  |  July 1969 (UK)
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Walt Disney's 3-part made-for-TV feature, The Secret of Boyne Castle (1969), originally shown on "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" (the new title for "Disneyland"), re-edited into feature film form for European theatrical release.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Burke ...
Patrick Dawson ...
Patrick Barr ...
Hugh McDermott ...
Patrick Westwood ...
Eddie Byrne ...
Godfrey Quigley ...
Kevin Stoney ...
Shay Gorman ...
Ernst Walder ...
Robert Bernal ...
Sgt. Clune
Vincent Dowling ...


The Secret of Boyne Castle (television title) or Guns in the Heather (theatrical title) is a wild romp through late 1960's Ireland with two school chums being pursued by spies from an unknown state. The story opens with an automobile chase scene of a mortally wounded Irish underworld figure being chased by the spies. The chase ends at an upper class school where the spies will not of course follow the man they wounded onto the school grounds. The wounded man is looking for an American student at the school by the name of Rich Evans. With his dying breath, he tells Evans to look in, " room at Boyne Castle." Rich with his friend Sean O'Connor set off for Boyne Castle but on the way are kidnapped by the spies. They seem to feel that Evans knows something that his older brother Tom - who unbeknown st to Rich Evans is a secret agent - knows. The indignant younger Evans replies, "...Tom's a sales representative for steel company." Evans and O'Connor manage to escape from the "bad guys.... Written by Steve Sassi

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