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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. Only he could stop them. See more »

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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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Trivia

The film was made and released about eight years after its source novel of the same name by Lyndon Mallet was first published in 1980. 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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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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Shuffling For Jimmy Reed
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Jones and Stefan Grossman
KPM Music Ltd
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1988
21 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just finished watching this film and I don't know why everyone seems to dislike it.

This movie came out in 1988, so give it a break. It doesn't advertise itself as a mind-blowing, avant-garde masterpiece. It's a simple action thriller set in Ireland and it certainly satisfies those credentials.

Aside from some typically 80's gratuitous sex/violence moments (of which I have seen far worse from the genre) the film flowed fairly well and kept me entertained throughout.

The characters were fairly believable if you have lived anywhere on the British Isles and the locations are well chosen.

If you want to watch a movie to just kick back and pass some time, then this one will do the trick.


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