Down 546 this week

Taffin (1988)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 927 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 3 critic

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 »



(screenplay), (book)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 196 titles
created 29 Oct 2011
a list of 5035 titles
created 31 May 2012
a list of 3038 titles
created 10 Jan 2013
a list of 44 titles
created 10 months ago
a list of 45 titles
created 7 months ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Taffin (1988)

Taffin (1988) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Taffin.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In 1923 British Colonial Nigeria, Mister Johnson is an oddity -- an educated black man who doesn't really fit in with the natives or the British. He works for the local British magistrate, ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Edward Woodward, Maynard Eziashi
The Deceivers (1988)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Fact-based account of a secret society of murderers, and of the man who exposed them in British India 1825.

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor
The Heist (TV Movie 1989)
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Framed con-man seeks revenge by planning a racetrack heist.

Director: Stuart Orme
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Tom Skerritt, Wendy Hughes
Don't Talk to Strangers (TV Movie 1994)
Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Unhappy marriage causes divorce. Brosnan (new husband) and wife attempt to build a new life, and move to a new state. However, the ex-husband follows and the story unfolds from there.

Director: Robert Michael Lewis
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Shanna Reed, Terry O'Quinn


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


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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


Action | Thriller


R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:




| |



Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Taffin  »

Box Office


$159,969 (USA)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


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.
See more »


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


Gimme the Money
Music by Richard Myhill
KPM Music Ltd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.

4 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Are you here because of Adam and Joe? nick_lee
Discuss Taffin (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: