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Shergar (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Romance  -  June 1999 (USA)
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Shergar is based on the true story of a champion race horse, abducted by IRA terrorists, then rescued by an orphaned boy.

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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
Andrew Connolly ...
Concannon
Timothy Davies ...
Raymond Rendow
Peter Dix ...
Pharmacist
Andrew Dixon ...
Chief Inspector Penfold
Phelim Drew ...
Donovan
Dave Duffy ...
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, abducted by IRA terrorists, then rescued by an orphaned boy.

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Crime | Drama | Romance | Sport

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Shergar: The Hunted  »

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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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A sinister,menacing,rancorous,evil jerk
13 July 2006 | by (CGSM,Soseaua Nationala 49) – See all my reviews

Rourke does his usual bit part,as a sinister,rancorous,Neanderthalian,ferocious,evil jerk,in the same mold as in "Picture Claire","Out in Fifty","Get Carter","Double Team" and the rest of the garbage he happens to be in.

He has very few lines.

Of course,all this is just junk,undervaluing Rourke,abasing him,and doesn't matter for his characterization as an actor.Still ,after seeing "A Prayer ...","Johnny Handsome","Barfly","9 1/2 Weeks","Year of the Dragon",etc.,etc.,for many years I considered Rourke an outstanding,smart,intelligent man.I think he has changed since.

He looks callous,calcined.

"He went about with gloomy looks;/Despair inhabited his breast/And made the man a perfect pest."(Belloc,"The Example").

I had absolutely no other reason to watch this dull movie except that Rourke was in.


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