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A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.

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Cast

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Maguire
Breffni McKenna ...
Tinker (as Breffini McKenna)
Joe Savino ...
Eddie
Birdy Sweeney ...
Tommy (as Birdie Sweeney)
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Dil
Andrée Bernard ...
Jane (as Andree Bernard)
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Dave
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Deveroux
Jack Carr ...
Franknum
Josephine White ...
Bar Performer 1
Shar Campbell ...
Bar Performer 2
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Storyline

An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either... Written by Eugene Kim <genekim@concentric.net>

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Rated R for sexuality, strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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19 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£2,300,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$62,549,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Neil Jordan originally intended to title the film "The soldier's wife", however he was advised by his friend Stanley Kubrick to change it. Kubrick recommended this change because he believed that films with either religious or military titles usually deterred audiences and were often financial failures (something that Jordan had experienced when his religiously titled movies The Miracle (1991) and We're No Angels (1989) flopped at the box office). Jordan selected the new title title from a 1960s hit British pop song. See more »

Goofs

During the scene shot at Balbriggan County, Dublin, a Northern Ireland Railways GM locomotive 113 passes in the background, with a passenger train. The sound dubbed in is a British Rail HST railcar set, which is quite different. The sound effect is also too short; most of the train passes silently. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jody: [playing ring toss at a carnival] Right.
[tosses a ring]
Jody: That.
[tosses a ring]
Jody: And that. And that is cricket, hon.
Jody: [wins a large teddy bear] Do you want it?
Jude: Sure!
Jody: [hands her the teddy bear] Doesn't matter if you don't. You know I won't be offended. Jody's never offended. What'd you say your name was?
Jude: Jude.
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Referenced in Tromeo and Juliet (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

The White Cliffs Of Dover
Composed by Nat Burton and Walter Kent
Published by B. Feldman and Co. Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by The Blue Jays
Recording Courtesy of Charly International APF
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Forever fighting....
14 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great movie. While "the scene" achieved great notoriety and some think that's all the movie is about, it's really about so much more. The desperation of the Irish to achieve freedom from England is very much on display here. Like other ancient feuds around the globe, the passion on both sides is evident in their willingness to do just about anything to advance their cause(s). It's also a powerful, if strange, story of human love. Complicated, deeply felt, real love. The kind that would make you sacrifice virtually everything to prevent the one you love from suffering pain. Excellent acting makes this a worthwhile investment of time. A film to remember and cherish.


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did not understand the plot twist chelseafc78
Saw it coming... delrod4
I'll admit it, I found Dil to be pretty attractive! skillmastabrett
Why did Stephen Rea get nominated for Best Actor in a Lead Role ajreal05
Enjoyed seeing this again after a very long time badgerking10
What 'blood condition' was Dil talking about? Rie4973
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