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22 June 1990 (UK) See more »
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A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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Mick Lally obituary
 (From The Guardian - TV News. 9 September 2010, 11:14 AM, PDT)

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A Very Fine Film See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Iain Glen ... Willie Quinton

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Marianne
Sean T. McClory ... Young Willie Quinton
Frankie McCafferty ... Tim Paddy

Niamh Cusack ... Josephine
Ronnie Masterson ... Mrs. Flynn
Tom Hickey ... Father Kilgarrif

Julie Christie ... Mrs. Quinton

Amy-Joyce Hastings ... Geraldine Quinton (as Amy Hastings)
Hazel Flanagan ... Deirdre Quinton

Michael Kitchen ... Mr. Quinton
Mick Lally ... Mr. Derenzy

John Kavanagh ... Johnny Lacy
P.G. Brady ... Thin Man
Jimmy Keogh ... O'Neill
Rosaleen Linehan ... Aunt Fitzeustace
Anita Reeves ... Aunt Pansy

Sean McGinley ... Doyle

Ian McElhinney ... Stranger
Sighle Toibin ... Sweeney

Neil Dudgeon ... Sergeant Rudkin
Enda Oates ... Soldier

Niall Toibin ... Lanigan
Seamus Forde ... O'Dwyer
Eileen Colgan ... Mrs. Woodcombe
Sheila Flitton ... Beggarwoman
Julia Deardon ... Shop Assistant

Johnny Murphy ... Mr. Sweeney
Pat Leavy ... Mrs. Sweeney
Catherine McFadden ... Imelda
Catherine Byrne ... Sister Rowan
Joanne Foley ... Teresa Shea
Trudi O'Shea ... Girl
Sheila O'Sullivan ... Nun
Brendan O'Donoghue ... Boy on Island (Age 6)
Diarmuid O'Conghaile ... Boy on Island (Age 10)

Carly Smithson ... Young Marianne (as Carly Hennessy)
Anne Marie Hannigan ... Young Geraldine
Susan Flanagan ... Young Deirdre
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Little Edy

Directed by
Pat O'Connor 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Hirst 
William Trevor  novel

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer
Graham Bradstreet .... executive producer
Caroline Hewitt .... associate producer
Sarah Radclyffe .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Zimmer 
 
Cinematography by
Jerzy Zielinski 
 
Film Editing by
Michael Bradsell 
 
Casting by
Debbie McWilliams 
 
Production Design by
Jamie Leonard 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Harris 
 
Costume Design by
Judy Moorcroft 
 
Makeup Department
Miri Ben-Schlomo .... assistant makeup artist
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... hair stylist
Morag Ross .... makeup artist
Barbara Southcott .... assistant hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gay Brabazon .... second assistant director
Dougal Cousins .... trainee assistant director
Bill Craske .... first assistant director
Steven Mackin .... trainee assistant director
Margaret Moggan .... trainee assistant director
Lisa Mulcahy .... third assistant director
Robert Quinn .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Tina Brophy .... trainee props buyer
Jackie Butler .... carpenter
Larry Comerford .... plasterer
Barry Cunningham .... stand-by carpenter
Eddie Cunningham .... chargehand chippie (as Edward Cunningham)
Jerry Deegan .... carpenter
Mike Deegan .... construction manager
Mark Duff .... painter
Norman Duff .... painter
Paddy Dunne .... painter (as Pat Dunne)
George A. Fleming .... painter
Paul Fleming .... stand-by painter
Barry Gibb .... property master
Paddy Kearney .... plasterer
John Lamon .... carpenter
Miranda Melville .... set dresser
Owen Monaghan .... dressing prop
Tony Nicholson .... stand-by prop
Gerry O'Meara .... stagehand
Jimmy O'Meara .... stagehand
Christy O'Shaughnessy .... painter
Kevin O'Toole .... carpenter
Darryl Paterson .... dressing prop
Jill Quertier .... production buyer
Jo Quigley .... stand-by stagehand
Dave Rath .... chargehand painter
Bobby Richardson .... painter
Phil Searls .... carpenter
Pat Short .... stagehand
Annie Siggins .... assistant art director
Ted Stickley .... dressing prop
Deren Wallace .... stand-by prop
 
Sound Department
Jack Armstrong .... boom operator
Campbell Askew .... dubbing editor
Kevin Brazier .... dialogue editor
Paco Hayes .... sound assistant
Pat Hayes .... sound recordist
Jim Howe .... assistant dialogue editor
Dominic Lester .... assistant dubbing mixer
Gerard McCann .... assistant dubbing editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... dubbing mixer
 
Special Effects by
Brian Warner .... special effects supervisor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... still photographer
Sophie Baker .... still photographer
Frank Connor .... still photographer
Louis Conroy .... gaffer
Paddy Corcoran .... rigger
Seamus Corcoran .... camera operator: second unit
Neil Crawford .... rigger
Sean Creagh .... electrician
Noel Cullen .... electrician
Con Dempsey .... best boy
Peter Dorney .... camera operator: second unit
Mona Faloughi .... focus puller: second unit
Jim Farrell .... electrician
David Fitzgerald .... focus puller: second unit
John Foster .... clapper loader
Mike Fox .... camera operator
Brendan Galvin .... clapper loader: second unit
Tony Garrett .... focus puller
Eamon Kelly .... stand-by rigger
Jackie Keogh .... chargehand rigger
Luke Quigley .... grip
Brian Sheridan .... generator operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Keith Morton .... wardrobe supervisor
Sue Quinn .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Graham Sutton .... first assistant editor
David Trent .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Tonia Davall .... music fixer
Julian Gordon-Hastings .... music recordist
John Mitchell .... musician: piano solo
Leslie Pearson .... musician: piano solo
Steve Price .... music recordist
Fiachra Trench .... conductor
Fiachra Trench .... music arranger
Fiachra Trench .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jerry Cox .... driver
Gerry Fearon .... transportation captain
Paul Fearon .... driver
Austin Kelly .... driver
Matt Kelly .... driver
Willie Kelly .... driver
Tony Mullally .... driver
Maurice Thompson .... driver
Niall Thompson .... driver
John Wall .... driver
Dave Wilders .... driver
Jimmy Wilders .... driver
 
Other crew
Joss Agnew .... jobfit trainee
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
Donal Caulfield .... trainee
Maura Dillon .... stand-in
Jonathan Finn .... production assistant
Austin Gaskin .... horse master
Teresa Gautly .... nurse
Howard Gibbins .... location manager
Marisa Guagenti .... contact: London
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Debra Hayward .... assistant to producer
Billy Hinshelwood .... legal service (as William Hinshelwood)
Patrick Isherwood .... production accountant
Sarah Lucraft .... assistant accountant
John McDonnell .... location assistant
Pat McMahon .... armorer
Fiona Morham .... production coordinator
Kevin O'Shea .... insurance service
Willie Smith .... stand-in
Joan Washington .... dialogue coach
Colleen Woodcock .... unit publicist
 
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Canada:104 min | USA:109 min
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Willie Quinton:It hasn't always been easy to be an Irishman in Ireland.See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A Very Fine Film, 2 November 2011
Author: dennisleecleven from United States

I found this film to be extremely engrossing. I am surprised that it has not received a higher rating. It has an excellent script and a very fine cast. It is superbly directed with Iain Glenn shown periodically in the present hiding from revenge done to his family. Michael Kitchen is fine as the father but it is the great actress, Julie Christie, who steals every scene she is in. It is not her unquestionable beauty but her acting is top notch and she has incredible screen presence. This film was not widely distributed and it should have been. It is a very good story of the violence in Ireland after WWI. I highly recommend this art-house film. It is not mainstream fare but I do think many people would have loved this film as I do. I was intrigued to watch this film due to Julie Christie being in this cast. I love this film even with the most unusual ending. It is a film I have watched several times. Give it a chance. It is excellent.

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