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Sweety Barrett (1998)

The Tale of Sweety Barrett (original title)
Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rissolli
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Sweety Barrett
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Flick Hennessy
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Danny
Agnes Bernelle ...
Mrs. Walsh
Frankie McCafferty ...
Arthur Meany
Kevin Flood ...
Fisherman
Lynda Steadman ...
Anne King
Dylan Murphy ...
Conor King
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Detective Bone
Dawn Bradfield ...
Mary the Waitress
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Pat the Barman
Dean Griffin ...
Hey-Horse Kid
Raymond Kean ...
Uniform One
Mikel Murfi ...
Uniform Two
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Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.

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Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson also appear in 28 Days Later... (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015). See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Written by Charles Warfield/Claranco Williams
Performed by Vic Damone
By kind permission of MCA Music and Redwood Music and courtesy of Capitol Records
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"Sweet" Indeed
20 May 1999 | by (Seattle, WA USA) – See all my reviews

This was a selection in the Seattle Int'l Film Festival this year. A parallel to 'Sling Blade' can obviously be drawn, but Brendan Gleeson's excellent performance as the wide-eyed, lumbering Sweety and a not-entirely-expected ending make up for remaining deficiencies. A touching film.


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