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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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Cast

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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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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
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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 steps 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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Even though addressed as Squadron Leader, Miles' rank on his sleeve is that of a Flight Lieutenant. See more »

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

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This film captured the comradeship and humour that made up life in the R.A.F. during World War Two
4 June 1999 | by (England) – See all my reviews

ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION CANNOCK CHASE BRANCH U.K.(573) Members of the Cannock Chase Branch of the R.A.F. - Royal Air Force - attended the premier of the excellent film "The Brylcreem Boys" held on April 23, 1999 in Wolverhampton. All of us were ex-serving members of the R.A.F., and some of our group were elderly veterans who had flown in the 'Battle of Britain' in 1941. We all wish to express our thanks to the director Terence Ryan and all the cast and crew who's efforts made this film possible. Without a doubt we all feel that this film has captured the essence of the situation that prevailed during the period in which the film was set. The comradeship and humour that made up life in the R.A.F. is a thing that can never be adequately described but we all feel that the film The Brylcreem Boys has gone a long way in portraying this. We congratulate everyone involved in the making of this film for what can only be described as an excellent piece of work. Sincerely Malcolm Blackman. R.A.F.


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