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

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Action | Thriller

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolta de Um Duro  »

Box Office

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$159,969 (USA)
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Trivia

For its Australian theatrical run, the film was marketed as an action-heavy thriller. The trailer showed all the action scenes and the 1-sheet and daybill had Brosnan brandishing a shotgun with a giant explosion behind him. 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

Spoofed in Taffin: The Series (2015) 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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This film is great for a retro look at Ireland in the eighties
2 February 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film in 1989 and I now have it on DVD. I know it can come across as a little silly, or low budget, but what the heck. To me its getting better with age. Also, living in Ireland, it looks like an audition for one of our top soaps. Many characters in this film now appear in Fair City, or at least have appeared in Fair City. Barry, the ex-principle in Fair City, has hair in this film. Also, Brosnan's clothes are cool here and could be easily worn in a movie made today and still be stylish!

Try to look out for the parts, where it seems Brosnan's voice has been dubbed by someone else...and just one scene of bad acting...'well maybe you should go then'.

If you get a chance, try to see it and don't take it too seriously...enjoy!


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