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Cal (1984)

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Shamie
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Cyril Dunlop
Stevan Rimkus ...
Crilly
Catherine Gibson ...
Mrs. Morton
Louis Rolston ...
Dermot Ryan
Tom Hickey ...
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Gerard Mannix Flynn ...
Arty
Seamus Forde ...
Mr. Morton
Edward Byrne ...
Skeffington Sr
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Man in Library
Audrey Johnson ...
Lucy
Brian Munn ...
Robert Morton
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA. Written by Mark Whitnall <whitnall@rockroseweb.com>

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Out of Ireland's struggle, a passionate love is born.


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24 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Cal - Memórias de um Terrorista  »

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Third film that employed Mark Knopfler as composer after Comfort and Joy (1984) and Local Hero (1983). See more »

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When Cal goes to Marcella's bedroom the camera scans the room and there is no hat on a chair but when he walks into the room there is a hat on the chair. See more »

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Skeffington: Not to act is to act. By doing nothing, you're keeping the Brits here.
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Very good
22 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

The film "Cal" is about a young boy who falls in love with Marcella, both Catholic. Cal "works" for the IRA, and he participated in the killing of Marcella's husband. Cal wants to get out of the IRA, but that's not too easy. Anyway, the whole story is really about the relationship between Cal and Marcella, a great Irish love story. A story with an Irish ending...


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