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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
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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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26 February 1988 (USA)  »

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A Revolta de Um Duro  »

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$159,969 (USA)
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Trivia

According to Graeme Clark at the Spinning Image website, "this was the film that Pierce Brosnan elected to do after losing out on the James Bond role [in The Living Daylights (1987)]". Timothy Dalton was originally unavailable to play Bond, and Pierce Brosnan was then chosen to play 007 in 1986 and was given the script to The Living Daylights (1987). Although he was contracted to Remington Steele (1982) for seven seasons, NBC decided to cancel the show at the end of the fourth season, which meant that Brosnan was free to play James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) the following year. However, shortly after the end of the fourth season, NBC had second thoughts about canceling Remington Steele (1982) and subsequently approached the Bond producers directly, in an attempt to strike a deal that would allow Brosnan to play both James Bond and Remington Steele the following year. NBC also offered to completely reschedule the shooting of Remington Steele to ensure that there were no scheduling conflicts. But eventually, Albert R. Broccoli famously told NBC that "James Bond will not be Remington Steele and Remington Steele will not be James Bond." Accordingly, Brosnan would only play Bond if the show remained canceled. NBC had a 60 day deadline to revoke their decision to cancel Remington Steele (1982) series and at 6.30pm on the 60th day of the deadline, Brosnan learned that NBC decided to make a fifth season. The Bond producers subsequently prevented Brosnan from becoming the next James Bond. Subsequently, the role went to Timothy Dalton, who was now finally available. NBC went on to make only six episodes of the fifth season of Remington Steele before finally canceling the show for good. Taffin (1988) started filming in August 1987 about six months after principal photography had wrapped on The Living Daylights (1987) in February 1987. See more »

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Mark Taffin: Be cool Charlotte. Be cool.
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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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