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Release Date:
22 April 1992 (USA) See more »
A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock... See more » | Add synopsis »
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great spirit; great acting See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Albert Finney ... Constable Brendan Hegarty

Aidan Quinn ... Tom Casey

Robin Wright ... Tara Maguire

Milo O'Shea ... Freddie
Alan Devlin ... Malone

Niamh Cusack ... Brigid Maguire

Ian McElhinney ... Joe Cassidy
Stella McCusker ... Rachel
Niall Buggy ... Denzil
Anna Livia Ryan ... Vonnie

Adrian Dunbar ... Mick

Lorcan Cranitch ... Ryan / John Joe
Aine Ni Mhuiri ... Mrs. Smith the Blind Lady
Doreen Hepburn ... Nualla Ryan
Kilian McKenna ... Sean
Michèle Forbes ... Maggie Rudden (as Michele Forbes)
P.J. Brady ... McMahon

Tony Rohr ... Kelly
Niall O'Brien ... Police Superintendant

Pat Laffan ... Duffy
Brian O'Leary ... Timmy

Stephen Holland ... Ritchie
Jimmy Keogh ... Liam
Shane Connaughton ... Customs Officer
Peter Morris ... Jimmy, Tara's Baby
James Morris ... Jimmy, Tara's Baby

Directed by
Gillies MacKinnon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shane Connaughton 
Kerry Crabbe 

Produced by
William P. Cartlidge .... producer
Simon Perry .... producer
Original Music by
Jean-Claude Petit 
Cinematography by
Jack Conroy 
Film Editing by
Humphrey Dixon 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Irene Lamb 
Production Design by
Andy Harris 
Art Direction by
Arden Gantly 
Costume Design by
Consolata Boyle 
Makeup Department
Rosie Blackmore .... makeup department head
Carole Dunne .... hair stylist
Jennifer Hegarty .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gemma Fallon .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Carreras .... first assistant director
Seamus Collins .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brian Doyle .... plasterer
Maurice Jones .... property master
Bairbre Murray .... art department trainee
Sound Department
Alan Bell .... sound editor
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Dean Humphreys .... re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... sound re-recordist (as Gary Humphreys)
Peter Lindsay .... sound engineer
Mervyn Moore .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Conor Coughlan .... special effects technician
Brendan Condren .... stunts
Joe Condren .... stunts
Patrick Condren .... stunt coordinator
Tony Condren .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Butler .... assistant camera
John Conroy .... assistant camera
John Conroy .... clapper loader
Con Dempsey .... gaffer
Brian Sheridan .... best boy
Des Whelan .... camera operator: "a" camera
Editorial Department
Bob Wenokur .... studio post-production representative
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Location Management
Mark Huffam .... location manager
Other crew
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
David Kerney .... production accountant

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Rated PG-13 for scenes of sensuality and brief, strong violence
117 min | Argentina:109 min | Spain:108 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
great spirit; great acting, 29 October 2005
Author: pwmushkat from Canada

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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