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The Playboys (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 22 April 1992 (USA)
A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Constable Brendan Hegarty
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Tom Casey
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Tara Maguire
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Freddie
Alan Devlin ...
Malone
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Brigid Maguire
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Joe Cassidy
Stella McCusker ...
Rachel
Niall Buggy ...
Denzil
Anna Livia Ryan ...
Vonnie
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Mick
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Ryan / John Joe
Aine Ni Mhuiri ...
Mrs. Smith the Blind Lady
Doreen Hepburn ...
Nualla Ryan
Kilian McKenna ...
Sean
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A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney). The arrival of a dramatic troupe stirs things up even more, especially when she falls in love with one of the "Playboys", Tom Casey (Aidan Quinn). Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for scenes of sensuality and brief, strong violence | See all certifications »
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22 April 1992 (USA)  »

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Playboys  »

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$4,906,900 (USA)
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Annette Bening was originally going to play Tara but had to drop out because she was pregnant. See more »

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Features Wuthering Heights (1939) See more »

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The discreet charm of the past.
14 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This is a fine depiction of a small Irish village,in a green country where a woman has a baby whereas she's not married.And however she could,because,at the beginning of the movie,she had two men longing for her.But,and it's the only modern touch in a rather obsolete movie,she wants a man she really loves and she does not care about the piece of advice the well-meaning and the priests are always giving to her.Albert Finney has got a thankless part as the rather ugly cop, even if he's just a jealous guy.Robin Wright is a good lead.That said,it's not what you call full throttle ,and some people might think that the tempo is really slow.


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