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1997 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Jennie Garth ... Mary Fagan Bailey

James Brolin ... John Hall
Patrick Foy ... Gerry Fallon

Salvator Xuereb ... Liam Fallon
Gary Cooke ... Brian Fagan
Tony Boston ... Aidan
Seamus Fox ... Bobby

Lesley Conroy ... Frances O'Brien
Emma O'Neill ... Sinead

Josh Brolin ... Pete
Mike Regan ... Michael Fallon
Conal O'Fatharta ... 12 Year Old Gerry
Michael McNally ... 8 Year Old Liam
Cristi Conaway ... Kelly Hall (as Kristi Conaway)

Craig Warnock ... Conal Byrne
Amber O'Connor ... Lucy Bailey
Dick Holland ... Feeney
William Walker ... Colm
Dick Donaghue ... U.S. State Secretary
Conor Maguire ... Loyalist Commander
Michael Boyle ... Republican Commander
James McHale ... Charles Ericson
Mouse McHugh ... Armed Guard
Oisin McGreal ... Daniel
Shawn Brewster ... Liam Lad (as Sean Brewster)
Mike Duggan ... Prison Guard #1
Kieran Taylor ... Prison Guard #2
Anna Broad ... Warden
Mike Finn ... Special Security Man (as Michael Finn)
John Keyes ... Sir Philip
Eamon Rohan ... Brackett
Philip Sweeney ... Doctor
Bill Murphy ... Paddy
Ray Diamond ... R&B Band 1
Roger Brady ... R&B Band 2
Paul Totman ... R&B Band 3
Tom McEvoy ... R&B Band 4
Philip Gettigan ... Ice Cream Vendor
Kasie Prendergast ... Young Pete
Seán Sammon ... Older Boy (as Sean Salmon)
Ricco Se ... Rolly (as Ricco Shea)
Little John Nee ... Rolly's Mate
Turlough Moore ... Club Guitarist Singer
Sean O'Brien ... Police Officer

John Slattery ... Devlin
Ruth Dillon ... Guitarist 1
Fergus Feeley ... Guitarist 2
Alan Daveron ... Van Driver
Carol Hunt ... Newscaster
Lucy ... John's Dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katie Cunningham ... Little Girl In Back Of Jeep (uncredited)

Liam Cunningham ... Little Boy In Back Of Jeep (uncredited)

Shay Dunphy ... Voice actor (uncredited)

Directed by
James Brolin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alex Simon  written by

Produced by
John Brady .... associate producer
Roger Corman .... executive producer
Mary Ann Fisher .... producer
Cheryl Parnell .... co-producer
Lance H. Robbins .... executive producer
Darin Spillman .... co-producer
Original Music by
Gordon Goodwin 
John R. Graham 
Cinematography by
Michael K. Bucher 
Film Editing by
Robert L. Goodman (recut)
Michael Kuge 
Michael Thibault 
Casting by
Jan Glaser 
Anne Maloney 
Production Design by
Billy Jett 
Art Direction by
Tim Zeug 
Makeup Department
Aine Ni Choistealbha .... assistant makeup artist
Grainne Daly .... makeup artist
Roisin Derrane .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Michelle Conway .... post-production supervisor: Ireland
Spurgeon Johns .... post-production supervisor: Los Angeles (as Scooter Johns)
Brian Kelly .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Kelly .... second unit director
Stephen Maloney .... first assistant director
Ivan McMahon .... third assistant director
Art Department
Stephen Daly .... set dresser
Sound Department
Philip Crosbie .... boom operator
Jeffrey D. German .... re-recording mixer
Jeffrey D. German .... sound effects editor
Ken Regan .... re-recording mixer
Ken Regan .... supervising sound editor
Peter Slater .... production sound mixer
J. Brolin .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mike Regan .... special effects supervisor
Ed Anders .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierce Boyce .... best boy electric
Colm Fagan .... dolly grip
Oisin Fennell .... key grip
Aidan Griffin .... grip
Columba Heneghan .... chief lighting technician
Iain Keeney .... second assistant camera
Muirinn Lane Kelly .... second assistant camera
Laurence Manly .... director of photography: second unit
Eamon McGillicuddy .... grip
Brian Shanley .... first assistant camera
Neville Tough .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frederick Kirk .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
David Bernstein .... telecine colorist
James Finlan .... first assistant editor
Bob Fredrickson .... color timer
Dara Pounch .... assistant editor
Erick Ziegler .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Elizabeth McKiernan .... location manager
Music Department
Paul Di Franco .... music supervisor (as Paul di Franco)
Other crew
Carrie Eidsmoe .... film liaison: Fuji
Paula Mulroe .... script supervisor
Marguerite O'Donoghue .... production coordinator
Marion O'Toole .... assistant to producer
Julia Roddy .... dialect coach


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Rated R for violence and language
84 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Germany:16 (video premiere) | USA:R

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2 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Best film ever about N. Ireland conflict., 31 January 1999
Author: Alwood from LA, CA.

This movie really surprised me. It's one of the best films on

the Northern Ireland conflict I've seen, ranking with "Cal,"

"The Crying Game," "Michael Collins," and "The Boxer" to tell

the very personal story of two brothers feuding in the middle of

the cease fire declared several years ago. As someone with a

younger brother, the story really touched and resonated with me

on a very deep level. Kudos to the writer and to the entire

cast, especially the Irish actors who played the brothers and

the entire supporting cast. It's an experience I won't forget.

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