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The Run of the Country (1995)

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In a small village on the border of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, the relationship between a short tempered policeman and his rebellious son becomes even more strenuous when the young man falls for a "wrong" girl.

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In a small village on the border of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, the relationship between a short tempered policeman and his rebellious son becomes even more strenuous when the young man falls for a "wrong" girl.

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Rated R for a strong sex scene and some language | See all certifications »
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22 September 1995 (USA)  »

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$470,768 (USA)
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Final theatrically released feature film of British director Peter Yates. See more »

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Prunty: Say nothing 'till you hear more.
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Referenced in Seinfeld: The Pool Guy (1995) See more »

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I Need A Pickaxe To Break Your Heart Of Stone
Music by Susan Marder & Hummie Mann
Lyrics by Susan Marder
Performed by Titanic Cinq
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Charming Tale
21 August 2002 | by (Miami, FL) – See all my reviews

Charming, almost innocently told tale. Lovely Irish scenery and gentle, calmly-paced acting. Finney's strong presence does not detract, but rather melds into the story well. I found Keesler just right for the "wide-eyed" role he plays as hero of this yarn. The other supporting players also add much flavor to the rustic backdrop.

And the movie has some mild controversy. None of which has to do with cock-fighting or the IRA. It lies within the fiber of the telling. Some have said: formulaic. Some have said: episodic. Some have said: plotless.

Well, then...which is it?

Strictly speaking, "formulaic" movies should have a plot, and plotless movies cannot be "formulaic". Formulaic cannot be "episodic"...

I say: the movie goes about just as life does - haphazardly, full of turns expected and not. Each random event, another one of life's lessons which add to one's strength or weakness.

I recommend this movie to those whose view of life is not an exercise in the breaking the speed of light - but instead of a "taking in" of that light and welcoming the ensuing darkness as a natural flow and balance of all things.


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