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Shergar (1999)

Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the IRA, then rescued by an orphaned boy.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Barker ...
Elliott Smyth
Billy Boyle ...
Carrigan
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Mr. Faloon
Gary Cady ...
S.A.S. Captain Kirkpatrick
Denny Cain ...
Shop owner
Virginia Cole ...
Mrs. Garritty
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Dermot Concannon
Timothy Davies ...
Raymond Rendow
Peter Dix ...
Pharmacist
Andrew Dixon ...
Chief Inspector Penfold
Phelim Drew ...
Donovan
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Sergeant Mullins
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Chambers
Gail Fitzpatrick ...
Female reporter
Maria Hayden ...
Mrs. Falcon
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Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, allegedly abducted by the IRA, then rescued by an orphaned boy.

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Shergar: The Hunted  »

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One of several Irish-based movies which were filmed on the Isle of Man, using Irish actors, after new tax-breaks had been introduced. See more »

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Early in the film, when the helicopter has just scared everyone on the farm and Kevin is in the barn preparing to clean the horse, a crew member can be seen sitting in the corner. See more »

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Simple story - nothing special
9 May 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this story might be interesting, but in the end it was just too simple. Apparently based around a true story of a stolen race horse in Ireland, it centers around a young boy who loves horses, takes to Shergar, and the story of his interaction with the horse.

The old gentlemen he encounters is a Tinker. not sure what that is - must be an Irish term, perhaps for gypsy or vagabond. but he has a young daughter and of course, the boy and the girl become friends.

The story is kind of slow. Not a lot happens. The end is somewhat contrived. Many silly choices are made. Just not a very interesting story. The cinematography is very nice. The acting is nothing special, and the story unfulfilling. I cannot recommend this film unless you have nothing better to watch tonite.


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