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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 ... 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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Good, gritty entertainment
17 January 2008 | by Thorsten-KringsSee all my reviews

I quite liked this film. Like Taffin it owes more the 50s B-western than anything else. As such it works fine for me: a straightforward told revenge story, lonesome hero, motorcycle instead of a horse. All in all the story is well told with some moderately surprising twists in the plot and there are some good action scenes in it as well. The acting is pretty good with a star lined cast of Irish actors. For me, the idea of transferring B-western motives into 80s Ireland worked fine. Of course at the time Ireland was a fairly novel setting for films in particular for action film. Pre-boom Dublin is a great scenery for a neo noir western. I think that the way the set up of organised crime is described is even fairly realistic. So 7/10 for good, gritty entertainment from the Emerald isle.


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