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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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A different kind of hero. 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  »

Box Office

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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: 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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Connections

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

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Shuffling For Jimmy Reed
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Written by Paul Jones and Stefan Grossman
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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