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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

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 ...
Dermot Concannon
Timothy Davies ...
Raymond Rendow
Peter Dix ...
Pharmacist
Andrew Dixon ...
Chief Inspector Penfold
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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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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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One horse race to nowhere
23 May 2005 | by (Manchester) – See all my reviews

When recounting these events that took place some years ago, (hard to believe this actually happened)i thought, well, there is a basis for an interesting story here. Many secrets were never uncovered, the horse never found, the main conspirators never captured etc.

However, this film seems to be distracted by character study, and very little attention payed to the plot. Some other questions are raised though, like why on earth would Mickey Rourke be in this film? Its good to see rourkes career has taken off again, but he must cringe at the mention of this rubbish.

If the subject matter interests you, do an internet search on the topic, you'll be more educated and dare i say more entertained. Avoid this.


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