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The Outsider (1980)

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A idealistic American joins the IRA in Ireland -but finds out that he is being used for political purposes and propaganda.

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Michael Flaherty
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Seamus Flaherty
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Siobhan
Niall O'Brien ...
Emmet Donovan
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John Russell
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The Farmer
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Tony Coyle
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Mrs. Cochran
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Finbar Donovan
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MacWhirter
J.G. Devlin ...
Sean Tweeny
Joe Dowling ...
Pat
Aiden Grennell ...
Hanlan
Joe McPartland ...
Joe McDermott
Des Cave ...
Kevin McCann (as Desmond Cave)
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Idealistic Vietnam veteran Michael Flaherty (Wasson), enthralled by the stories told to him by his grandfather (Hayden) and disillusioned by the lack of a clear cut cause in Vietnam, leaves his comfortable life in a Detroit suburb and goes to Ireland to fight for the IRA, only to discover that nothing is ever clear cut. Written by Anonymous

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14 November 1980 (Norway)  »

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Honestly the best movie I have ever seen in my life.
13 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watch about one movie a week. When somebody asks me what was the best movie I have ever seen, I respond that it is this one. I haven't seen it for decades. The internet is new. I'm looking for a copy.

The movie shows that there are no moral men anywhere. Even the twisted morals of bloodthirsty killers are subject to easy compromise. People in a fanatic rage quickly change their minds and turn on their own kind when it is expedient to do so.

I suppose the outward themes of the movie would be "don't get involved" and "don't rat on your friends." That being said; strangely enough, this film is heart wrenching.


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