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Taffin (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  26 February 1988 (USA)
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An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Taffin
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O'Rourke
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Charlotte
Jeremy Child ...
Martin
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Mrs. Martin
Jim Bartley ...
Conway
Alan Stanford ...
Sprawley
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Ed
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Mo Taffin
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Taffin
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Gibson
Liz Lloyd ...
Valerie Gibson
Ronan Wilmot ...
Deacon
Liam O'Callaghan ...
Henderson
Frank Kelly ...
Liam
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Storyline

An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless and have sent their heavies into town to keep the locals quiet. Written by Rob Hartill

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Pierce Brosnan is TAFFIN. A new breed of hero. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

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Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolta de Um Duro  »

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$159,969 (USA)
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Reportedly, source novelist Lyndon Mallet objected to the casting of Pierce Brosnan as Taffin. Wikipedia reports that "this was due to the actual nature of the character in the book. In the book, Mark Taffin was never a handsome man; he was decidedly overweight and very unattractive, a very different image to that portrayed by Brosnan". See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: What goes on in this town is none of your business.
Charlotte: As long as I'm living here it is.
Mark Taffin: Then maybe you SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HERE!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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Written by Daniel Edwardson and Seamus Sell
KPM Music Ltd
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Is that your motor? I thought so.
31 December 2004 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Pierce Brosnan, you'll love this film. If you are not a fan, it's still worth the rental. You can actually say it is one of those movies that is so bad that it is good. Brosnan plays a kick ass and take names debt collector who gets involved in fighting a crooked chemical plant that the residents of an Irish neighborhood oppose. Granted, the acting is sub-par, but it is very entertaining. In fact, a friend and I made a drinking game out of the flick! Whenever someone in the film says "Taffin", you take a drink. The best line is the one mentioned as my summary. Also look for a cameo by the late, great Dermot Morgan (BBC's Father Ted) as stand-up comedian Mickey Guest.


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