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Crush Proof (1998)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  4 June 1999 (UK)
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Out of prison at last, charismatic sociopath Neal tries to visit the baby son he's never seen, his indifferent parents, and the grave of his horse - not in that order. But mainly he wants ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darren Healy ...
Jeff O'Toole ...
Mark Dunne ...
Detective Sergeant Hogan
Lisa Fleming ...
Red Andi
Charlotte Bradley ...
The Ma
Stuart Dunne ...
The Da
Gavin Kelty ...
John Conroy ...
Black Andy
Gerard Kearney ...
Anton Stafford ...
Christopher Fitzpatrick ...


Out of prison at last, charismatic sociopath Neal tries to visit the baby son he's never seen, his indifferent parents, and the grave of his horse - not in that order. But mainly he wants to rejoin his old gang in the "pony club" subculture of the wild Northside- would be urban cowboys riding horses rough shod and bare back through the streets of Dublin. He then runs into the squealer who set him up. Written by Anonymous

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Nowhere to run. Nothing to lose.


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Dublin Desperados  »

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Shot over a period of 30 days at 78 different locations in Dublin. See more »


Written by T. Reid
Performed by Triple A and Juliet Carion
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I've loved this film since the first time i saw it and always will
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In my opinion this is a brilliant film.What attracted me to this film was its setting which is mostly in Dublin, inner Dublin city and the north side of Dublin.I also love horses which was a major attraction for me, it reminds me of how teenagers in Dublin used to live and their love for horses.Now there are very little horses and ponies around the Dublin estates.Darren Healys role in this film was one of his first and I think his best.I taught as such a young actor his role was powerful and exactly what i would expect from an inner city Dublin lad involved with drugs and gangs.As i live in Tallaght in Dublin a few of the cast were from around my area.The story line of the film was really exciting and i can relate to it in some ways.I will look forward to seeing more films featuring Darren Healy.

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