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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So ... See full summary »

Director:

Neil Jordan

Writer:

Neil Jordan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Quilligan ... Annie
Stephen Rea ... Danny
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Bill
Peter Caffrey Peter Caffrey ... Ray
Honor Heffernan ... Deirdre
Lise Ann McLaughlin Lise Ann McLaughlin ... Bride
Ian McElhinney ... Groom
Derek Lord ... Best Man
Ray McAnally ... Bloom
Donal McCann ... Bonner
Marie Kean ... Mae
Don Foley Don Foley ... Bouncer
Gerard McSorley ... Assistant
Liz Bono Liz Bono ... Girl Assistant
Tom Collins Tom Collins ... Photographer
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Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the simple question 'Why?' but finds only more, and deeper, questions which resonate with the wider context of 'the Troubles', the inter-communal strife gripping the modern-day Northern Ireland which is the film's setting. Written by Duncan Smith <dps@hplb.hpl.hp.com>

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Trivia

John Boorman (executive producer) wanted Liam Neeson to play Danny. See more »

Quotes

Danny: [Looking through police photographs] They can't all have done something.
Bloom: O yes, they can. That's the beauty of it. Nowadays, here, everybody is guilty.
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References The Other Side of Midnight (1977) See more »

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Strange Fruit
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Written by Lewis Allan
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"You know men... Start out Angels, end up Brutes... "
3 September 2019 | by Howlin WolfSee all my reviews

Bizarre. A philosophical gangster film in the same vein as Stephen Frears' "The Hit"... and if you loved the aesthetic displayed in Jordan's own "Mona Lisa", then you're laughing!


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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1982 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Danny Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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