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Cal (1984)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller, Romance  |  24 August 1984 (USA)
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.

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Marcella
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Cal
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Shamie
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Skeffington
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Cyril Dunlop
Stevan Rimkus ...
Crilly
Catherine Gibson ...
Mrs. Morton
Louis Rolston ...
Dermot Ryan
Tom Hickey ...
Preacher
Gerard Mannix Flynn ...
Arty
Seamus Forde ...
Mr. Morton
Edward Byrne ...
Skeffington Sr
J.J. Murphy ...
Man in Library
Audrey Johnson ...
Lucy
Brian Munn ...
Robert Morton
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA. Written by Mark Whitnall <whitnall@rockroseweb.com>

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Out of Ireland's struggle, a passionate love is born.


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24 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Cal - Memórias de um Terrorista  »

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The film was made and released about a year after its source novella of the same name by Bernard MacLaverty had been first published in 1983. MacLaverty also penned the film's screenplay for the picture. See more »

Goofs

After Cal is beaten up in the street his father gives him a glass of liquor which he takes in his right hand but drinks it in his left. See more »

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Marcella: Would you die for me?
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Very good
22 November 1998 | by (Renså, Norway) – See all my reviews

The film "Cal" is about a young boy who falls in love with Marcella, both Catholic. Cal "works" for the IRA, and he participated in the killing of Marcella's husband. Cal wants to get out of the IRA, but that's not too easy. Anyway, the whole story is really about the relationship between Cal and Marcella, a great Irish love story. A story with an Irish ending...


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