Irish millionaires put together a betting coup and go to England to pursue their illicit prize.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Murphy
Donnelly / Edward O'Grady
T.R. Bowen ...
Collins (as Trevor Bowen)
Derry Power ...
Tim Finn
Vass Anderson ...
Bank Manager
Paul Antrim ...
Neville Barber ...
1st Prosecution
John Bardon ...
Ray Barron ...
Daily Mail Reporter
Mark Bond ...
Bookies Clerk
Martin Clarke ...
Betting Office Clerk
Maurice Connor ...
Robert Henry
James Donnelly ...
Harry Fielder ...
2nd Special Branch Detective


Irish millionaires put together a betting coup and go to England to pursue their illicit prize.

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An Excellent Movie
19 January 2006 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

This movie was brilliant from start to finish,...there's no other way to describe it.The plot is about a number of Irish businessmen who relaise they can make a lot of money if they bet small sums of cash in the correct order and make sure that it's their horse that wins.This was an early role for Pierce Brosnan as the horses trainer as well as some other small faces.What makes this movie very interesting is the fact it is based on a true story, and is quite accurate in how it portrays it.It is an excellent movie with good clean fun(...and a lot of chain-smoking).Great if your in the mood for a laugh...and its less then an hour and a half long, so it wont take up too much time.

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