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The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

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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17 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Auf der Suche nach Finbar  »

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Finbar Flynn: [about Danny's mom singing downstairs to his father's record] Would you listen to that.
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Soundtracks

Hiljainen kylätie
Music by Toivo Kärki (as Pedro de Punta)
Lyrics by Reino Helismaa
Performed by Erkki Junkkarinen and Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen
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Yuck.
1 April 2000 | by (Fansåtrist, Snuttakudde) – See all my reviews

Irishmen drink booze, curse and play football, the Swedes drink moonshine, dance tango and take care of reindeer. Welcome to Prejudice County.

Sue Clayton film is nothing but a big messy pile of crap. It tries so hard to do something different, but fails to do anything at all. Weird occurrences and odd characters with a snowy Swedish backdrop are supposed to create some sort of surreal mood, but Clayton can't even pull that off. All we get an incoherent story about an Irish guy who runs off to Sweden. It would be nice if they put something worth the time and money into the film.

The movie had no meaning, no story, no interesting elements. For your own safety, and your kids', avoid this repugnant piece of bullpoo.


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