The Abduction Club (2002)

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A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Power
Lord Fermoy
Sir Myles
John Arthur ...
Robert Kennedy
Tom Murphy ...
Terry Byrne ...
Mary Nugent's Father
Guy Carleton ...
Fedelma Cullen ...
Mary's Mother
Alexander Downes ...
Halina Froudist ...
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Set in 18th century Ireland, the 'Abduction Club' is an infamous gang of men who woo, abduct, and marry wealthy heiresses. Garrett Byrne and James Strang are both younger sons and therefore unable to inherit titles or estates. To improve their situation they set their sights on the Kennedy sisters, but are unprepared both for the young women's reaction and the trouble that follows them... Written by L. Hamre

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Release Date:

19 July 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Entführer & Gentlemen: The Abduction Club  »

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When Strang is fighting Power on the beach he is using a wooden boat hook (with only a metal hook on the end). When the shaft of the boat hook and the sword clash they make the sound of metal on metal. See more »


Strang: [in italian] I pity those who have not looked upon your face. How barren their dreams must be.
Anne Kennedy: That's beautiful. What does it mean?
Strang: What?
Anne Kennedy: ...What does it mean?
Strang: oh... well... it's an old Italian proverb
Anne Kennedy: Yes, but what does it mean?
Strang: well, well... it means... well it actually means "Landlord, bring me another bowl of your finest pickled eggs"
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A Delightful Movie.
7 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The fact that this story is based on actual events is very interesting indeed. Just remember, the premise is based on actual events of history, not the story. Whether or not this story is true matters not. The whole adventure is worth watching if you're a romantic or you enjoy a good old love story.

The idea that this could have been happening in those times is very believable. I never knew about this as being an actual occurrence until I saw the movie. What an education!

This is a great yarn if you make some allowances, so, if you don't take your history too serious, watch this movie.

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