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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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Collectors Edition DVD doesn't disappoint
8 July 2004 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

I watched a copy of the collectors edition DVD, which my friend and I bought online, because we couldn't get it in any of the the video stores in Scotland. I moved to NYC in the mid-eighties and lived there for six years, which is what drew me to the film. It seems like a life time ago, but the nostalgia came flooding back as if it were yesterday. I have to say that I really enjoyed watching the film even though it was a bit corny in parts. What impressed me most was the film used New York as a character without the standard shots of the Empire State building, the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and so on. The documentary in the additional features of the DVD was excellent and enhanced my appreciation of the film because the story is based on real events and it's interesting to meet the real people involved. All in all it was a worth while 2 hours.


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