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The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

 |  Drama, Mystery  |  17 March 2000 (USA)
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Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Griffin ...
Danny Quinn
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Finbar Flynn
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Michael Flynn
Chris Meehan ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Toner Quinn ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Phil Calley ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Fran McPhail ...
Roscommon Cowbow
Pete Cummins ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Pat Henry ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Gerard Cullen ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Jake Williams ...
Young Finbar
Robert Hickey ...
Young Danny
Eleanor Methven ...
Pat Flynn
Marie Mullen ...
Ellen Quinn
Don Foley ...
Grandpa Quinn
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Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't use it and comes back. He went as a hero and came back as loser. Even the relation to Danny gets worse. In an act of desperation he jumps from a bridge and just disappears. After years of missing Finbar, he calls Danny from Sweden and Danny follows this call disappearing from this neighbourhood, too. In an odyssey, Danny travels from Stockholm to the far north of Sweden, to Lappland, looking for Finbar. Up there, he does not only meet Finbar but also very nice people and the lovely Abbi. But the friendship to Finbar has changed and their lives evantually separate. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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Auf der Suche nach Finbar  »

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Quotes

Ms. Byrne: I used to think you had promise Master Flynn, now I've changed my mind
Finbar Flynn: Fine!
[picks up his things and leaves]
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Soundtracks

Iitin Tiltu
Finnish traditional, arranged by Pedro Hietanen
Performed by Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen
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somehow aimless, but fascinating
28 April 2000 | by (Hannover, Germany) – See all my reviews

I saw this one accidentally in the morning in tv. it was ok to watch at breakfast, i thought first. the film didn´t seem to have a goal, it just went on, with nothing really happening, just "real-life". but it somehow got me, and i went on watching. the story was as aimless as danny´s search, but it had its magic moments. i bought the soundtrack today (it was reduced!) and i like it, because it is as calm as the whole film. 7/10


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