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Into the West -- Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.
Into the West -- A magical, white stallion helps a family of former Irish travelers find happiness after the death of their mother.

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Director:
Writers:
Jim Sheridan (written by) and
David Keating (additional writing)
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Release Date:
17 September 1993 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ein magisches Abenteuer beginnt ... (A magical Adventure begins ...) See more »
Plot:
Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gabriel Byrne ... Papa Reilly

Ellen Barkin ... Kathleen
Ciarán Fitzgerald ... Ossie
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Tito (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)

David Kelly ... Grandfather

Johnny Murphy ... Tracker

Colm Meaney ... Barreller

John Kavanagh ... Hartnett

Brendan Gleeson ... Inspector Bolger

Jim Norton ... Superintendant O'Mara
Anita Reeves ... Mrs. Murphy
Ray McBride ... Mr. Murphy
Dave Duffy ... Morrissey
Stuart Dannell-Foran ... Conor Murphy (as Stuart Dannell)
Becca Hollinshead ... Birdy Murphy
Bianca Hollinshead ... Angela Murphy
Owen O'Gorman ... Cafferty
Mark O'Regan ... Welfare Man
Phelim Drew ... Sergeant Brophy
Sean Madden ... School Inspector
Vinnie McCabe ... Video Shop Owner

Tony Rohr ... Traveller
Brendan O'Duill ... Barman
Dave Carey ... Resident
Joan Sheehy ... Woman with Pram
Lana Citron ... Sophie
Clive Geraghty ... Smiley
Charlie Ruxton ... Tommo (as Charles Ruxton)

Stanley Townsend ... Rico
Derry Power ... Hotel Clerk
Tim McDonnell ... Shopkeeper
Joe Pilkington ... Detective

Frank O'Sullivan ... Policeman
Sean Simon ... Policeman

Liam Cunningham ... Policeman

Sean Lawlor ... Policeman
Gerard Stembridge ... Reporter (as Gerry Stembridge)
Kevin Reynolds ... Reporter
Michael Sheridan ... Reporter
Aine O'Connor ... Reporter
Dave Finnegan ... Car Man
Gladys Sheehan ... Woman in Lift
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernadette Barlow ... The Balladeer (segment "Epilogue") (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mike Newell 
 
Writing credits
Jim Sheridan (written by)

David Keating  additional writing
Michael Pearce  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Gabriel Byrne .... associate producer
Jonathan Cavendish .... producer
Jane Doolan .... co-producer
Guy East .... co-executive producer
James Mitchell .... executive producer
Tim Palmer .... producer
Susan Slonaker .... co-producer
Bob Weinstein .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
Patrick Doyle 
 
Cinematography by
Newton Thomas Sigel  (as Tom Sigel)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boyle 
 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
 
Production Design by
Jamie Leonard 
 
Art Direction by
Mark Geraghty 
 
Costume Design by
Consolata Boyle 
 
Makeup Department
Bernie Dooley .... hair stylist
Morna Ferguson .... makeup artist
Jennifer Hegarty .... makeup artist
Norma Hill .... hair stylist: Ms. Barkin
Norma Hill .... makeup artist: Ms. Barkin
Martina McCarthy .... assistant hair stylist
Aileen Seaton .... hair stylist: Ms. Barkin
Aileen Seaton .... makeup artist: Ms. Barkin
 
Production Management
Mary Alleguen .... production manager
Adam Park .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Barry Blackmore .... second unit director
Jonathan Cummins .... trainee assistant director
Brendan Geraghty .... third assistant director
Simon Moseley .... first assistant director
Lisa Mulcahy .... second assistant director
Robert Quinn .... third assistant director
Charlotte Somers .... trainee assistant director
Catherine Dunne .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Russ Bailey .... construction manager
David Balfour .... property master
Denis Butler .... carpenter
Larry Comerford .... plasterer
Clodagh Conroy .... art department trainee
Barry Cunningham .... stand-by carpenter
Fiona Daly .... art department trainee
Paul Fleming .... painter
Kevin Hudson .... dressing props
Jimmy Irwin .... plasterer
Jimmy Kavanagh .... drapes
Jean Kerr .... assistant art director
Rene Knol .... dressing props
Andrew Lee .... stagehand (as Andy Lee)
Daragh Lewis .... dressing props
Tom Lundy .... painter
Frank Matthews .... plasterer
Steve Mitchell .... scenic artist
Sunny Mulligan .... prop buyer
Owen Murnane .... master painter
Tony Nicholson .... dressing props
Vivian O'Brien .... carpenter
Gerry Quigley .... stand-by stagehand
Robbie Richardson .... stand-by painter
Wendy Shea .... stand-by carpenter
Ronnie Skinner .... prop buyer
P.J. Smith .... stand-by props
Derek Wallace .... stand-by props
David Whelan .... carpenter (as Dave Whelan)
 
Sound Department
Campbell Askew .... dubbing editor
Mark Auguste .... foley editor
Mick Boggis .... assistant dubbing mixer
Richard Fettes .... assistant dubbing editor
Peter Lindsay .... sound mixer
Steve Maguire .... assistant dialogue editor
Peter Maxwell .... dubbing mixer
Mervyn Moore .... boom operator
Bob Risk .... dialogue editor
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Dan Edelstein .... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Kevin Byrne .... special effects assistant
Conor Coughlan .... special effects technician
Derek Johnston .... special effects assistant
Gerry Johnston .... special effects supervisor
Derek Sheane .... special effects assistant
 
Stunts
Dominick Hewitt .... stunt double
Tony Smart .... stunt coordinator
Alan Walsh .... stunts
Philippe Zone .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Butler .... focus puller
John Conroy .... clapper loader
Neil Crawford .... stand-by rigger
Eamonn Dunne .... best boy electric
Terry Eiffe .... electrician
Philip Fitzsimons .... gaffer
Brendan Galvin .... assistant camera: second unit
Jo Gibney .... assistant camera: second unit
Martin Holland .... electrician
Paul Kenward .... Steadicam assistant
Simon Mein .... still photographer
Jimmy Merrigan .... rigger
Liam Moran .... electrician
Mickey O'Toole .... rigger (as Mikey O'Toole)
Luke Quigley .... grip
Robbie Reilly .... rigger (as Robert Reilly)
Peter Robinson .... Steadicam operator
Pat Ryder .... electrician
Des Whelan .... camera operator: second unit
 
Casting Department
Alan Byrne .... casting assistant
Mary Maguire .... additional casting
Nonie Moore .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alison Byrne .... wardrobe trainee
Betty Byrne .... chief seamstress
Mark Holmes .... wardrobe master
Rhona McGuirke .... wardrobe mistress
Anne O'Halloran .... wardrobe assistant
Ger Scully .... wardrobe assistant
Fiona Brownlie .... daily wardrobe trainee (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Jonathan Lucas .... first assistant editor
Mark Siung .... trainee assistant editor
Greg Spence .... post-production executive
Mark Waddell .... color timer
Mary Casey .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Rob Sciarratta .... video color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Roy Prendergast .... music editor
Maggie Rodford .... music supervisor
Fiachra Trench .... conductor
Fiachra Trench .... orchestrator
Brooks Arthur .... music producer (uncredited)
Glen Ballard .... music producer (uncredited)
Bernadette Barlow .... singer (uncredited)
Ross Bolton .... musician: lead guitar (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bernard Corish .... driver
Joe Doyle .... driver
Gerry Fearon .... transportation captain
Peter Hill .... driver
Paddy Hiney .... driver
Matt Kelly .... driver: action vehicle
Seamus McCabe .... driver
Val Meehan .... driver
Tony Mullally .... driver (as Tony Mulally)
Niall O'Huadnaigh .... driver
John O'Neill .... driver
Kevin Scott .... genny driver
John J. Thompson .... driver (as Johnny Thompson)
Frank Tobin .... driver
Denis Tolton .... driver
Dave Wilders .... driver
 
Other crew
Joëlle Baland .... horse master: France
Ernie Beakhurst .... unit car
Jason Behan .... riding double
Shane Bisgood .... stand-in
Phillipa Bloom .... production information
Jean Bourne .... script supervisor
Frances Byrne .... accounting assistant
Stephen Carroll .... unit mechanic
Tony Digman .... unit car
Tony Doyle .... assistant horse master
Catherine Dunne .... production office trainee (as Catherine Dunn)
Helena Feehan .... tutor
Bridgette Fortune .... stand-in
Donal Fortune .... horse master: Ireland
Jim Furlong .... animal supplier
Alan Gavin .... production accountant
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Willie Kelly .... unit car (as Willy Kelly)
Mary Leonard .... financial services
Hugh Linehan .... location assistant
John McDonnell .... location manager
John McKenna .... armorer
Anne McManus .... unit nurse
Monica Meleady .... liaison: Dublin office
Niamh Nolan .... production coordinator
Orla O'Brien .... assistant to director
Niall O'Donnell .... helicopter
Gordon O'Dwyer .... diving double
John O'Dwyer .... diver
Donal O'Farrell .... water safety
Niall O'Meachair .... location assistant
Sarah Rollason .... london office
Arthur Rumball .... boats
Lisbeth Savill .... legal services
Colin Sayers .... helicopter
Linda Sobey .... riding double
Tristan Whalley .... publicist
Philippe Zone .... assistant horse master
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG for some mild language and violence
Runtime:
USA:97 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne were married to each other when the film was made.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The photograph of Mary Riley shown at the beginning is larger and more widely framed (showing much of the front of her caravan) than the "same" picture shown at the end (showing only Mary and her baby in the door).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Papa Reilly:[to his son] You're not gonna return there again. You have to pretend your name is Murphy. Do you understand that?
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Soundtrack:
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
A couple of lads, 8 February 2005
Author: bejasus from United States

Irish themes often end up cloying or playing to stereotype. This movie, with its "mystical" Celtish theme and its message of Irish pluck could easily have fall into either trap.

But the kids -- and the horse -- save the day. Great actors, those boys. Great choreography with a beautiful horse. Together, these elements make the story remarkably engaging -- keep the story itself from devolving into bathos, and make it impossible for you not to suspend disbelief and root for the horse! Great directing to bring this all together.

Example of how such a fantastical story is presented with some subtlety: in one almost inconsequential shot, the two boys are walking down a crowded Dublin sidewalk, leading the horse. A couple of kids pass them, and throw unprovoked verbal abuse at the boys, disparaging them for being travellers. The older boy quickly spits back a retort or two in kind and then returns seamlessly to his ongoing conversation with his brother -- but doesn't break his stride and doesn't show any signs that the abuse has even registered with him. It is as once heart-rending (what does it say about his life so far that such an attack barely registers, it must be so common), and a testament to the boy's courage.

In that one brief scene, the movie shows the depth of character the kid will draw on throughout the movie, and you can't help but root for him! And the acting makes you feel like this is really who the boy is, not that he's an actor playing a part. (It was such a better scene than the heavy-handed scenes with the requisite bad cop.)

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