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Cast

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Taffin
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O'Rourke
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Charlotte
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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
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Liam
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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 and have sent their heavies into town to keep the locals quiet. Written by Rob Hartill

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He didn't get mad... He got even. See more »

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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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The name of the Irish town was Ballymoran in Ireland. The place is situated in the parish of Lisnadill in Armagh County. The movie though did not film there it being shot in Greystones and Wicklow Town in Wicklow County. See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: Alright. Alright I'll help. On one condition: when you turn against me - as you surely will - you remember, I am only your weapon.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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Sidewinder
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Written by Daniel Edwardson and Seamus Sell
KPM Music Ltd
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well made entertainment
7 May 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I really liked this film. It's basicaly the idea of transporting a fifties B-western into 80s Ireland and from my poinbt of view it works fine. Imagine the storyline of a Budd Butticher b-western: hero of shady provenance, yet an interesting character, ruthless but good at heart takes on gang who terrorises small town. Don't expect twisted story lines here, it's straight forward. The story is well told, the characters are all quite interesting and it's really well executed particularly when the townsfolk suddenly decide they've had enough of Taffin. It's also well made in terms of character development; Taffin is a slacker and finally has to find his own way. And of course there is the lovely Alison Doodey.


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