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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 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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$4,906,900 (USA)
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The extracts from the traveling players' production of "Othello" contain several parallels with the main storyline. See more »

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Features Wonder Man (1945) See more »

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great spirit; great acting
29 October 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In the tradition of low-key Anglo-European films, this is a brilliant depiction of the meeting of an independent spirit with a closed community. This is one of their own so they will not condemn absolutely. At the same time they cannot understand why, or how, anyone can take a radically different path. Paraphrasing Victor Borge, this is acting that is so low key it is off the keyboard but because of that it resonates in a register that affects absolutely. Absotutely brilliant. This is what real movies are all about. See it! I don't really have any more to say but the instructions are that one has to write a minimum of 10 lines and/or 10,000 words. Hopefully this entry meets that minimum requirement because if this entry convinces one more person to see this movie it will have been worth it.


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