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The Guard (2011)

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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronan Collins ...
Young Man in Car
Paraic Nialand ...
Young Man in Car
John Patrick Beirne ...
Young Man in Car
Liam O'Conghaile ...
Young Man in Car
Christopher Kilmartin ...
Young Man in Car
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Aidan McBride
Declan Mannlen ...
James McCormick (as Declan Mannion)
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Michael Og Lane ...
Eugene Moloney (as Mícheál Óg Lane)
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Francis Sheehy-Skeffington
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Billy Devaney
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Eileen Boyle
Wale Ojo ...
Doctor Oleyuwo
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Storyline

Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door. Written by Element Pictures

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The FBI are about to discover that things work a little different around here.

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for pervasive language, some violence, drug material and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 July 2011 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

El irlandés  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$76,834 (USA) (29 July 2011)

Gross:

$5,359,774 (USA) (3 February 2012)
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Laurence Kinlan and Liam Cunningham previously worked together in Breakfast on Pluto (2005). See more »

Goofs

(00:03:30) When Sergeant Gerry Boyle is first meeting Garda Aidan McBride at the murder scene, he stops his police car while the windshield wipers are up. In the immediate next shoot they are down. See more »

Quotes

Garda Aidan McBride: [Sergent Boyle is stroking the crotch of the dead victim] I don't think that's appropriate.
Sergeant Gerry Boyle: Why don't you fuck off to America with your appropriate, fuckin' Barrack Obama.
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The Humours of Glin
Performed by Liam Clancy, Pat Clancy and Tommy Makem
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Film defence
10 August 2011 | by (Belfast, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I must take issue with the bobbowhite review.

As a citizen of Ireland I can safely say that this film is easy to understand and accents should not be adjusted just so that USA folk can follow.

If an English MP can find the film enjoyable and recommend it to her 35,000+ twitter followers, then no-one should complain.

The scenery is superb.

The characters just right for the West of Ireland as I remember it.

The whole scope of the current Irish populace is contained in the film and age old attitudes subtly dealt with.


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