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Eat the Peach (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 14 March 1986 (Ireland)
Two young Irish men are watching an old Elvis Presley movie in which a carnival cyclist performs an act called the Wall of Death. Transfixed, they decide to put together their own "Wall of Death."

Director:

Peter Ormrod
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1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Brennan ... Vinnie
Eamon Morrissey Eamon Morrissey ... Arthur
Catherine Byrne Catherine Byrne ... Nora
Niall Toibin ... Boots
Joe Lynch Joe Lynch ... Boss Murtagh
Tony Doyle ... Sean Murtagh
Takashi Kawahara Takashi Kawahara ... Bunzo
Victoria Armstrong Victoria Armstrong ... Vicky
Barbara Adair Barbara Adair ... Mrs. Fleck
Bernadette O'Neill Bernadette O'Neill ... Nuala
Paul Raynor Paul Raynor ... O'Hagan
Martin Dempsey Martin Dempsey ... Quiz Master
Maeliosa Stafford Maeliosa Stafford ... Priest
Jill Doyle Jill Doyle ... Aileen
Don Foley Don Foley ... Journalist
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Storyline

Two young Irish men are watching an old Elvis Presley movie in which a carnival cyclist performs an act called the Wall of Death. Transfixed, they decide to put together their own "Wall of Death."

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1986 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Comer o Pêssego See more »

Filming Locations:

County Kildare, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$217,477
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Title is taken from the poem 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' by T.S. Eliot. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Six Feet Under: Eat a Peach (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Eat the Peach
Written by Paul Brady and Donal Lunny
Sung by Paul Brady
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Irish Cinema has come a long way
14 September 1999 | by leadsaladSee all my reviews

Oh Dear God! This was on the TV again the other day and it served to remind us just what a truly appalling specimen of film making looks like. It's hard to believe that, back when Irish films were a rarity (and a film not about the IRA even rarer), there was actually a stirring of excitement about this films release.

This film would be quite good were it not for the lame plot, dull characters, and feeble dialogue. Oh and the sets, actors, production, and weather were all a let down as well. How did the great Eamonn Morrissey (and others who deserve better) get caught up in this mess.

The sheer crapness of this film alone was enough to convince people that nothing of any cinematic worth would ever emerge from this island. Thankfully this view has been proved wrong, thanks to visionaries such as Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan and many others who have given us many great films over the past decade.

However, this film's place in cinematic history should be guaranteed thanks to The Most Spectacular Piece of Miscasting in the History of Film - Niall Toibin (venerable comedian, character actor, and professional Corkonian) demeaning everyone concerned with his hilarious "American Businessman" routine.

Still, it's better than The Courier.


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