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Taffin (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Thriller  |  26 February 1988 (USA)
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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

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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Revolta de Um Duro  »

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$159,969 (USA)
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Trivia

The name of the Irish town was Ballymoran in Ireland. The place is situated in the parish of Lisnadill in Armagh County. The movie though did not film there it being shot in Greystones and Wicklow Town in Wicklow County. See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: Be cool Charlotte. Be cool.
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Connections

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

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Tribute to Jimmy Reed
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Written by Paul Jones and Stefan Grossman
KPM Music Ltd
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Surprisingly Good!
4 August 2013 | by (Camden Town) – See all my reviews

Had seen this circulating on Netflix for a while, was only persuaded to watch it when I realised Alison Doody from The Last Crusade was in it. Even though she's old enough to be my mum she did look good back in the day!

Pierce Brosan stars in the titular role as a tough-as-nails Irish debt- collector. He's a fairly realistic depiction of the 'local tough guy' who sure as hell knows how to get the job done. He gets in a little over his head with some thugs but is able to use his brains as well as his brawn to overcome the odds.

Performances are good and well acted, Brosan and Doody especially. Although some of the accents are a little hit and miss. Even though those two are both Irish they don't actually sound it at times, whereas other times they do. Although maybe that's just me...


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