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The Brylcreem Boys (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, War | 23 April 1999 (UK)
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
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Bunty Winthrop
Anders Jillybo ...
Sten Larsen (as J. Anders Jillebo)
Alistair McLeod ...
Sergeant Marshall (as Alister McLeod)
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Sergeant Walsh
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Captain Deegan
Anthony Madigan ...
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Conor Breen ...
1st Guard
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Rudolph von Stegenbek
B.J. Hogg ...
Sean (as B J Hogg)
Trevor Nelson ...
Seamus (as Colom Doherty)
Simon Butimore ...
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 sides in their private little war. Written by Gerard Morvan <morvan.cyb@vdp.fr>

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There's more to war than taking sides.

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Rated PG-13 for language, violence and sensuality | See all certifications »
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23 April 1999 (UK)  »

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Brillantina Boys  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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Although set in Ireland, the film was actually shot on the Isle of Man. See more »

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Referenced in Drama Connections: Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (2005) See more »

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This is a great little film, a real must-see.
28 September 1999 | by (Manchester, England) – See all my reviews

This is a great little film, with all the ingredients of a good evenings entertainment. It has action and romance blended with humour and Irish music. A wonderful cocktail of true life events set against a fantastic background of Irish scenery. I really enjoyed watching this film and highly recommend it to those who appreciate seeing a good film. The most incredible thing about this film is that it is based on actual events that happened in Ireland. During the second world war, Ireland was neutral and had a Prisoner of War (POW) camp exactly like the one depicted in The Brylcreem Boys. This POW camp was situated 30 miles outside Dublin near a town called Naas, and it housed both Allied and German prisoners of war. This film does a great job in showing how life in the POW camp really was and how the British, American and German prisoners all had to get along together. A fantastic story and really worth seeing portrayed in the film. All the crew and cast involved in the researching, writing and the making of this film deserve a cheer! Well done! All the best from: Monty-46


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