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Flight of the Doves (1971)

While fleeing across the Irish countryside, two orphans are pursued by their villainous uncle, a master of disguises.

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Hawk Dove
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Finn Dove
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Granny O'Flaherty
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Judge Liffy
Helen Raye ...
Derval Dove
William Rushton ...
Tobias Cromwell
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Sheila
John Molloy ...
Mickser
Barry Keegan ...
Powder
Brendan O'Reilly ...
Michael
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Rabbi
Tom Hickey ...
Pat Flynn
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Sergeant O'Casey
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Brendan Agnew ...
Man Behind Peter
Emmet Bergin ...
Paddy
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Storyline

After the death of their mother, two children in Liverpool run away from home to escape their cruel uncle who treats them harshly. They flee to Ireland in hopes of finding love and safety with their kindly grandmother. However, their uncle is a failed actor who is a master of disguise. He uses his skill to pursue them in hopes of finding them for his own financial gain. The children must rely on their wits and the kindness of strangers to stay ahead of him or their lives will be in mortal jeopardy. Written by Anonymous

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Something special is coming your way!

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Drama | Family

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G | See all certifications »
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August 1971 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

As Trapaças do Falcão  »

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Although the children are said to be chased in Athlone, the streets were actually in Athenry town. See more »

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Far Off Place
Music by Roy Budd
Lyrics by Brendan O'Dbuill
Sung by Dana
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Not only for kids
15 June 2000 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was about 5 or 6 on tv,and it stuck in my mind.Sadly I never got to see it again until 3 years ago when sky tv showed it.It was just as good as I had remembered it.What I really like about it is its not a silly kids film, it is sensible yet still has a little comedy element to it.It is about two orphans who run away from their cruel step dad.They run away to Ireland to try to find their grandma.Also coming after them is their uncle Hawk who wants to kill them, so that there grandfathers inheritance will pass to him.

I can't praise this film enough, the acting is superb and the soundtrack is also brilliant.It really is an underated cinema gem in my opinion.It has to be one of my all time film favourites.Please see if you can.


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