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Taffin (1988)

An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Megahy

Writers:

David Ambrose (screenplay), Lyndon Mallet (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Taffin
Ray McAnally ... O'Rourke
Alison Doody ... Charlotte
Jeremy Child ... Martin
Dearbhla Molloy ... Mrs. Martin
Jim Bartley Jim Bartley ... Conway
Alan Stanford Alan Stanford ... Sprawley
Gerard McSorley ... Ed
Patrick Bergin ... Mo Taffin
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Mrs. Taffin
Jonathan Ryan ... Gibson
Liz Lloyd Liz Lloyd ... Valerie Gibson
Ronan Wilmot ... Deacon
Liam O'Callaghan Liam O'Callaghan ... Henderson
Frank Kelly ... Liam
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Storyline

An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless and have sent their heavies into town to keep the locals quiet. Written by Rob Hartill

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When the syndicate tried to move into town, somebody should have warned them... See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland | USA

Language:

Irish | English

Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Revolta de Um Duro See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$159,969
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Wikipedia, "Taffin's quote 'Then maybe you shouldn't be living heeeeeeeeeeeeere!' became an internet meme after repeated plays on the Adam & Joe show on BBC Radio 6 Music". See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: What goes on in this town is none of your business.
Charlotte: As long as I'm living here it is!
Mark Taffin: THEN MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T BE LIVING HEEEEERE!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Sidewinder
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Written by Daniel Edwardson and Seamus Sell
KPM Music Ltd
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Is that your motor? I thought so.
31 December 2004 | by jcf4terpsSee all my reviews

If you are a fan of Pierce Brosnan, you'll love this film. If you are not a fan, it's still worth the rental. You can actually say it is one of those movies that is so bad that it is good. Brosnan plays a kick ass and take names debt collector who gets involved in fighting a crooked chemical plant that the residents of an Irish neighborhood oppose. Granted, the acting is sub-par, but it is very entertaining. In fact, a friend and I made a drinking game out of the flick! Whenever someone in the film says "Taffin", you take a drink. The best line is the one mentioned as my summary. Also look for a cameo by the late, great Dermot Morgan (BBC's Father Ted) as stand-up comedian Mickey Guest.


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