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The Nephew (1998)

 |  Drama  |  28 August 1998 (Ireland)
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A little island off Ireland. A small town. An old conflict. Fresh wind.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda O'Boyce
Luke Griffin ...
Peter O'Boyce
Tony Egan
Joe Brady
Crony #1
Jimmy Keogh ...
Crony #2
Marcus Lynch ...
Crony #3
Birdy Sweeney ...
Old Codger
Aonghus Og McAnally ...
Chad Egan-Washington
Aislín Brady
Lorraine Pilkington ...
David Quinn ...
Dermot O'Boyce


Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took an African-American husband. Soon, Chad falls for Aislin, who has a bit of a crush on him too. But there is an old conflict going on between her father and Chad's uncle. This conflict resurfaces and begins to draw circles, wider and wider. Written by Julian Reischl <>

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They're worlds apart, but closer than anyone could believe.




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Release Date:

28 August 1998 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Un amor por descubrir  »

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£35,935 (UK) (28 August 1998)


£35,935 (UK) (28 August 1998)

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The first production under Pierce Brosnan's Irish DreamTime company. See more »

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Neat story and script
5 May 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This is a neat little story that gives a new twist to the returning Irish diaspora. Although it an entertaining and somewhat lightweight yarn, it does ask a few questions of the main characters and their attitudes to love and hate. A fine performance from Donal McCann as you would expect. And Pierce Brosnan is good not only as the protective father nursing his inner pain but also as the producer of the film. He could easily rest on his 007 laurels but instead he likes to use his box-office clout to help make movies that might not otherwise be made. Yes, the film is easy to watch but no less deserving because of it.

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