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Taffin (1988)

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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 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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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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When the syndicate tried to move into town somebody should have warned them about... See more »

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26 February 1988 (USA)  »

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$159,969 (USA)
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One of two 1988 cinema movies starring actor Pierce Brosnan first released in that year. The other picture was The Deceivers (1988). Brosnan in 1988 also headlined the James Clavell TV mini-series Noble House (1988). See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: Stand very still my friend and I'll tell you just how fair I'm gonna be. There's two of us and
[Holds up gun]
Mark Taffin: one of these.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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Gimme the Money
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Music by Richard Myhill
KPM Music Ltd
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A Movie Well Worth Missing
18 May 2009 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

I am, frankly, puzzled by this film. On paper, it must have sounded fine, but if there is anything good about the film, it ended on paper. Even with several well-seasoned actors, and a rather nice location, the film fails in every possible way. The acting is wooden, the interior sets look as though they were borrowed from high school plays, the dialogue is somewhere between inane and pathetic. The film has no flow, no tempo, and barely a narrative. It also has no humor, no horror, no excitement, no suspense. I hope that's not a spoiler... The motivation of the main characters seems flimsy, at best, and though a film, it seems very much as though it were a play, because of the modest number of people who actually do anything or have any lines to say. All of the "bad guys" speak as though they had studied every gangster B-film ever made. I can't imagine that *anyone* ever gave this film anything but the lowest possible score but some people must have liked it. Hard to imagine.


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