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The Brylcreem Boys (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  23 April 1999 (UK)
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In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether ... See full summary »

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Miles Keogh (as Bill Campbell)
Chris 'Kit' Ryan ...
Colin Parker (as Christopher Ryan)
Jean Butler ...
Mattie Guerin
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Commandant O'Brien
Hal Fowler ...
Bunty Winthrop
Anders Jillybo ...
Sten Larsen (as J. Anders Jillebo)
Alistair McLeod ...
Sergeant Marshall (as Alister McLeod)
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Anthony Madigan ...
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Conor Breen ...
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Rudolph von Stegenbek
B.J. Hogg ...
Sean (as B J Hogg)
Trevor Nelson ...
Seamus (as Colom Doherty)
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Man with Cart (as Simon Buttimore)
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In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the duration of the war. What the Irish failed to tell was that they would intern everybody in the same camp. It is here that Canadian pilot Miles Keogh and German pilot Rudolph Von Stegenbeck meet after a fight in which both their planes were downed. Outside the camp, both fall in love with the same woman, an independent Irishwoman who refuses to take steps in their private little war. Written by Gerard Morvan <morvan.cyb@vdp.fr>

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Rated PG-13 for language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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The Greatest Movie of its time!
9 November 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a great movie of the hardships of the pilots during the war. It was a moving story that brought me to tears and laughter throughout the movie. It was beautifully done with all the actors involved. I thought Bill Campbell brought a real life feeling to the character that he portrayed. He is of course an excellent actor. It was almost like being there along side of those men who were there. I have watched this movie on several occasions, because I was able to purchase this one. It is rare that such a moving picture is released, but this one is surely a keeper. All of those who get the chance to view this movie, certainly should. I think it should receive an academy award, but who am I. I suggest this movie should be watched if at all possible. A few months ago, HBO had an airing of this wonderful movie, and I was unable to resist watching it at more than one occasion.


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