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Turning Green -- 16-year-old James Powers finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts.
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The Irish countryside will never be the same
Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Timothy Hutton ... Bill the Breaker

Alessandro Nivola ... Bill the Bookie

Colm Meaney ... Tom
Donal Gallery ... James
Killian Morgan ... Pete
Billie Traynor ... Aunt Mary / Aunt Catherine
Deirdre Monaghan ... Aunt Maggie
Brid Ni Chionaola ... Aunt Nora

Frank Kelly ... Father O'Hara
Donagh Deeney ... Mickey
Jill Harding ... Fiona

Katherine Kendall ... Muse

Gavin O'Connor ... Postal Worker
Jim Roche ... Bar Patron
Joe Doyle ... Brother
Michael Dunne ... Charlie
Peter Daly ... Garda One
Maurice Walsh ... Garda Two
Siraj Zaidi ... Indian Newsagent
Des Nealon ... Irish Newsagent
Myles Purcell ... Old Irishman

Jer O'Leary ... Timmy
Chantelle Meegan ... Girl in Window
Kevin Currid ... Barry

Sinead C. Kavanagh ... Bra Ad Model
Joanna Michalski ... Schoolgirl in Dream Sequence
Norah Price ... Modest Woman
Sean Leonard ... Middle Age Husband
Bernie Butler ... Old Lady in Chirch
Margret Duffy ... Old Lady in Church
Michelle Holland ... Fiona's Girlfriend
Lisa Peters ... Fiona's Girlfriend
Brian O'Higgins ... Golfer Being Beaten
William O'Sullivan ... Man on Boat Being Beaten
Liam McGonagle ... Man Pulled Out of Car
Noel Carey ... Man Bleeding After Being Beaten
Larry Roe ... Bar Patron
Valentine O'Connor ... Bar Patron
Padraig O'Ruanai ... Bar Patron
Bentley Allison ... Young Bill
Mario Copolla ... Giant Boy
Richard Childes ... Limerick Lad
Calvin Kilroy ... Limerick Lad
Shay Monaghan ... Man in Trailer
Karl Dawson ... Teen Buying Magazine
James Barrett ... Teen Buying Magazine
Gerard Murray ... Teen Buying Magazine
Keith O'Brien ... Teen Buying Magazine
Graham Lee ... Teen Buying Magazine
Niall Taylor ... Teenager
Larry MacCowley ... Lighthouse Keeper
Tony Hanna ... Old Man at Farm
Paul Rowan ... Farmer
Frank McGowan ... Farmer
Sam Kirwan ... Young Kid on Bike
Daniel Finnegan ... Young Kid on Bike
Raymond Boyd ... Garda Three
Howard Linnane ... Garda Four
Padraig O'Byrne ... Kid Behind Mackey's
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Glenn Gannon ... Man in the Street (uncredited)
John Shevlin ... Bully (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Aimette 
John G. Hofmann 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Aimette  written by
John G. Hofmann  written by (as T. Woody Richman)

Produced by
Jack Armstrong .... co-producer
Jack Armstrong .... line producer
Andrew Charas .... producer
Miles Ferguson .... associate producer
Nesim Hason .... executive producer
Sezin Hason .... executive producer
Robert Malkani .... producer (as Rob Malkani)
Anthony Moody .... executive producer
Jon Whelan .... executive producer
Original Music by
Scott Brittingham (original music written by)
Mitch Davis (original music written by) (as Pull)
Mitch Davis (original music written by)
Cinematography by
Tim Fleming (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John G. Hofmann 
Casting by
Carmel O'Connor 
Production Design by
Laurent Mellet 
Art Direction by
Iona 'Suki' Stuart 
Costume Design by
Maeve Paterson 
Makeup Department
Rosie Blackmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Miles Ferguson .... post-production supervisor (as Miles H. Ferguson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nick McCarthy .... first assistant director
Sinéad Murphy .... second assistant director
Art Department
Nicola McCutcheon .... stand-by props
Mark Townsley .... graphic designer
Kevin Weaver .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Daniel Birch .... sound mixer
Andrew Felton .... boom operator
Richard Hetherington .... boom operator
Paul Vasquez .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Byrne .... first assistant camera
Hugh-Thomas Cavanagh .... best boy electric (as Hugh Cavanagh)
Ron Coe .... second assistant camera
Mike Donoghue .... gaffer
Richie Egan .... dolly grip
Colin Finlay .... still photographer
Luke Geissbuhler .... second unit photography: New York
Animation Department
Phil Jugmann .... animator: titles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
T.K. Lang .... costume assistant (as Ken Lang)
Location Management
Christine Delany .... location assistant
Michael Swan .... location manager
Music Department
Jeremy Adelman .... musician: additional performer
Sam Bardfeld .... musician: additional performer
Jim Black .... music supervisor
Scott Brittingham .... music producer
Scott Brittingham .... musician
Monica Camalreita .... musician: additional performer
John Conte .... musician: additional performer
Mitch Davis .... music producer
Mitch Davis .... musician
Shawn Pelton .... musician: additional performer
David Weiss .... musician: additional performer
Transportation Department
Raymond Boyd .... driver: wardrobe truck
Ross Flannery .... driver: cast car
Juan Pablo Gelis .... driver: cast car
Eoin Smith .... driver: minibus
Payl Tsan .... driver: crane
Other crew
Mary Ballantine .... production runner
Mary Bowens .... animal handler: Fircroft Kennels
Sandra Campbell .... production coordinator
Stephen Carroll .... facilities
Joe Condren .... armorer: Universal Arms
Erin D'Arcy .... assistant production coordinator (as Erin Darcy)
Mark Downes .... making-of documentary
Carolin Grampp .... extras coordinator
Elizabeth Hamilton .... assistant to directors
Phil Jugmann .... title designer
Ian Kily .... craft service
Kerensa Magnusson .... script supervisor (as Kerensa Burton)
Rita Maloney .... animal handler: Fircroft Kennels
Olive Power .... accommodations: Rathdrum
William Power .... accommodations: Rathdrum
David Stokes .... floor runner
Mark Andrew Clark .... production executive (uncredited)
Robert Malkani .... special thanks (as Robert B. Malkani)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, underage drinking and some violence
USA:85 min (CineVegas Film Fetsival)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:R (certificate #46406)

Did You Know?

The cinema that James and Fiona go to is the Ormonde in Greystones, this is the same cinema that featured in "Father Ted: The Passion of Saint Tibulus (#1.3)" (1995). This is probably because 'Frank Kelly' (II) appears in this film and is also Father Jack Hackett in Father Ted. Frank is also a Greystones resident.See more »
James:It was true, I was changing Ireland, like Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera... or that guy from Thin Lizzy.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
maybe, nice, 5 April 2013
Author: Armand from Romania

it is nice, amusing and sentimental. a subjective picture of Ireland. nothing more. two boys. a desire.and much confusion. a joke. without precise ingredients. figures, bizarre business, strange humor. only sin - it remains unrealistic. a nice story with a kind of potential. almost chaotic, almost fake, it is expression of desire to say all. and the result is not impressive. it is nice. and this fact is only refuge. but far to have a little form of common sense, it is only game with old dusty pieces. a drama, a comedy, a crime, adventures. in same bag. it is too much. but the good intentions are a small basic virtue. if ignore you the not inspired character for Timothy Hutton.

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