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22 April 1992 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(3 articles)
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The discreet charm of the past. See more (6 total) »

Cast

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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
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Directed by
Gillies MacKinnon 
 
Writing credits
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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 .... sound re-recording mixer
Gerry Humphreys .... sound 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
 
Stunts
Brendan Condren .... stunts
Joe Condren .... stunts
Patrick Condren .... stunt coordinator
 
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)
 
Other crew
Brendan Gunn .... dialogue coach
Mark Huffam .... location manager
David Kerney .... production accountant
 

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Rated PG-13 for scenes of sensuality and brief, strong violence
Runtime:
117 min | Argentina:109 min | Spain:108 min
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Color (Technicolor)
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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 The Westerner (1940)See more »

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5 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The discreet charm of the past., 14 December 2003
Author: dbdumonteil

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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