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Patrick Shaw
Beverley Elder ...
Helen Graham
Conn Horgan ...
Seamus O'Sullivan
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Tom Finegan
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Jeffrey
Ruth Miller ...
Ms. Mooney
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Conchita
Neale Harper ...
Bob
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Gambler (as William S. Mahoney)
Brian Mallon ...
Cop
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Sean
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Margie
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Mr. Arnold
Dominic Dillon ...
Jimmy
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Maxie (as Joanne Tomasso)
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A young Irishman enters the US illegally with his wayward friend Seamus. Landing in New York the pair start out with dreams of striking it rich but soon find themselves in dead-end jobs and drifting apart. As Seamus pursues various get-rich schemes, the more cautious Patrick finds himself devoting time to looking after Tom, an Irish author down on his luck, and courting Helen a struggling actress caught in sordid relationship with a much older man. Written by Pete Walsh, Irish Film Centre, Dublin, Ireland. <fii@ifc.ie>

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An extraordinary search for an ordinary life

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How wonderful it was to see "Beyond the Pale" at Houston Film Festival.
14 June 2000 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw "Beyond the Pale" at the Houston International Film Festival. Before the screening the filmmakers, Patrick Clarke, Jack Alvino and George Bazala made a presentation speech. Also in attendence, was the movies lead actress, Beverley Elder and Oscar winning actor Cliff Robertson. "Beyond the Pale" was presented with the award for best feature in Drama. It was a great experience for me because I'd gone to the movie theater to see Edward Nortons directorial debut and found a festival taking place. So we opted for "Beyond the Pale" because it was a European film (Irish to be exact), we were not to be dissapointed, what a charming jem it turned out to be. It reminded me of the old style Hollywood flicks, its a real character driven movie, not everyones cup of tea these days, thats why it was so refreshing. To cap this wonderful experience, I got to meet the filmmakers after the show. I recommend this movie for anyone tired of summer boxoffice fare.


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