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The Courier (1988)

When a courier at the D-Day Courier Service mistakenly finds a pile of money in his regular delivery, he does some digging only to discover that the messenger company is a front for a drug ... See full summary »

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Frank Deasy, Joe Lee

Writer:

Frank Deasy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Padraig O'Loinsigh Padraig O'Loinsigh ... Mark
Cait O'Riordan Cait O'Riordan ... Colette
Gabriel Byrne ... Val
Ian Bannen ... McGuigan
Patrick Bergin ... Christy
Andrew Connolly ... Danny
Michelle Houlden Michelle Houlden ... Sharon
Mary Ryan Mary Ryan ... Carol
Dave Duffy ... Dunne
Caroline Rothwell Caroline Rothwell ... Receptionist
Joe Savino ... Video Editor
Stuart Dunne Stuart Dunne ... Tony
Martin Dunne Martin Dunne ... Alfie
Mick Egan Mick Egan ... Barman
Mark Flanagan Mark Flanagan ... Sharon's Baby
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When a courier at the D-Day Courier Service mistakenly finds a pile of money in his regular delivery, he does some digging only to discover that the messenger company is a front for a drug ring. A reformed drug user himself, he sets out to crack the lethal ring. Written by The Freak

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

Irish | English

Release Date:

14 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Kurier See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Courier movie, needs more carry on
30 April 2017 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

I hadn't seen this movie for years, where I thought it was a film that traveled light. Although it does have straight to video appeal, The Courier makes a good run of it, as a crime-revenge crusader tale, Dublin style. I felt this story needed a bit more topping, as a young courier (wide-eyed O'Loinsigh) a reformed drug addict, has a bit of a scrap on his bike, where he makes a surprising find, which pits him up against bad guy (Byrne, who I really liked here, as never really being a fan of the actor). An old, close friend/ addict of our courier, was getting pressure, from a hard as nails, dick (Bannen) while also just paying a small price, for getting interrogated, where Val (Byrne) kind of reeducated him, before suicide ensued. The Courier doesn't really rise above anything special, even in it's finale, where it's just a nice timepasser, it's attributes, Byrne and Bannen. Loved the opening track. That's the other thing. Surprised not to see Sting in this, either.


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