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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 14 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Declan Mannlen ...
James McCormick (as Declan Mannion)
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Eugene Moloney (as Mícheál Óg Lane)
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Billy Devaney
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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 | 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) (31 July 2011)

Gross:

$5,359,774 (USA) (5 February 2012)
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Liam Cunningham's character is, presumably, named after Francis Sheehy-Skeffington, an Irish feminist and republican murdered following the Easter Rising of 1916. See more »

Goofs

When swimming in the sea Gerry has no gloves and cold red hands. On emerging from the sea to greet Wendell he is wearing wet suit gloves. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sergeant Gerry Boyle: [red car speeds past his speed trap, tires screech, car crashes]
Sergeant Gerry Boyle: [finds drugs in the pocket of dead teen] I don't think your mammy would be too pleased about that now.
Sergeant Gerry Boyle: [walks aside and swallows one of the pills] What a beautiful fuckin' day.
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Featured in At the Movies: Episode #9.1 (2012) See more »

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Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
Written by Harold Stott and Giuseppe Cassia
Performed by Middle of the Road
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Protecting comedy
8 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

I really don't like those phrases but this movie deserves the "instant classic" tag in my book. B. Gleeson is just amazing and seeing Don Cheadle having a role where he is actually acting is a treat in itself too. He has shown so much potential (Hotel Rwanda to name but one movie), but has done quite a few awful movies too, that I always relish him in the ones that actually are good.

But it's the Gleeson show here and the guy shows he can carry a movie alone. He is funny, witty and his character is quite hard to define. Actually a sort of Dujardin "OSS 117", but more realistically and more cynically I guess. Or if you want to go old school, Pink Panther it is. There is not enough good words I can say about this, so I suggest you go ahead and watch it yourself :o)


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