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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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John Power
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Lord Fermoy
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Sir Myles
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Robert Kennedy
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Knox
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Mary Nugent's Father
Guy Carleton ...
Butler
Fedelma Cullen ...
Mary's Mother
Alexander Downes ...
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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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It'll steal your heart.


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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 »

Quotes

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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Fun to Watch
24 July 2006 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 'Abduction Club', you soon realize, is a group of young men who abduct the woman they wish to marry in order to charm them & propose.

This unique storyline provides a captivating follow-up of events. And in a turn of fortune, leads you away from the predictable.

It's a lot lighter than your average period drama, & quick moving, with a twist. The two main characters compliment each others roles to provide a comical duo, & keep you entertained until the end.

I didn't know what to expect when i began watching, but was in for a pleasant surprise. Although parts were foreseeable, it was still an enjoyable film.


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