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 ...
Serving Woman


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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Did You Know?


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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Lovely period romance/adventure!!!
18 April 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you love period films, especially romances, then you'll love this. The scenery is beautiful, the romance fraught with difficulties and dangers, and yet extremely sweet. It is amusing, and yet informative, being as how it's based on true events in Ireland. There is also a nice bit of swash and buckle going on, always a great addition to films of this type. The film has a great storyline, and has been well put together. I can't think of a single negative thing to say about it. All of the actors play their part well, and are well suited to their roles, right down to the bad guy we love to hate. This film is definitely numbered among my favourites.

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