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War of the Buttons (1994)

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The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregg Fitzgerald ...
Fergus
Gerard Kearney ...
Big Con
Darragh Naughton ...
Boffin
Brendan McNamara ...
Tim
Kevin O'Malley ...
Fishy
John Cleere ...
Peter
Anthony Cunningham ...
Little Con
Thomas Kavanagh ...
Riley
Eveanna Ryan ...
Marie
John Crowley ...
Pat
Stuart Dannell-Foran ...
Tich
Danielle Tuite ...
Fionnuala
Helen O'Leary ...
Helen
Yvonne McNamara ...
Maeve
John Coffey ...
Geronimo
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The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces, belts and braces of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, wilding sticks and catapults and cutting off their opponents buttons etc. Once they go to battle completely naked. In one such scene about 30 naked boys are chasing boys from the other village to the lake only to find some girls waiting for them and they get very embarrassed. Written by Kendall Blake <bluebird90@hotmail.com>

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Most wars last years. This one has to be over by dinner.


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A Guerra dos Botões  »

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The parents of one of the boys in this film took a court action to prevent this film being released. The grounds for their action were that their son's naked buttocks could be seen in the film. the action was dismissed on the grounds that they (the buttocks) didn't appear on screen long enough to allow identification and also that the parents should have raised their objection before the scene was filmed. See more »

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When Fergus is walking towards Geronimo, the rabbit that he is holding switches hands between shots. Fergus holds the rabbit upright with the nape of its neck between the fingers of one hand and holding its broken rear leg in his other hand. The nape of its neck is in his left hand at 54:56, in his right hand from 55:00 to 55:14, and in his left hand from 55:16 to 55:30. See more »

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Riley: And all the stuff, when we get it, where will we put it?
Fergus: In our HQ.
Little Con: What's an HQ?
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Remake of War of the Buttons (1962) See more »

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Great Story for the Whole Family
24 July 2003 | by (Southern California) – See all my reviews

Wonderful, interesting story of a growing rivalry between young boys in two neighboring Irish small towns. This film is supposed to be based on the book, "La Guerre Des Boutons" by Louis Pergaud. The story, casting, acting and locations were perfect. One strong suit is the beautiful scenery filmed on location in Ireland. I really like this film. It seems few people who reviewed it actually watched it as none of the reviews I read even matched the film's content. I would have liked to have seen the one big battle scene played down as it seemed a bit over the top but other than that this was a pure joy to watch.


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