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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 about... See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,303, 28 February 1988

Gross USA:

$159,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,969
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For its Australian theatrical run, the film was marketed as an action-heavy thriller. The trailer showed all the action scenes and the 1-sheet and daybill had Brosnan brandishing a shotgun with a giant explosion behind him. See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: My help has consequences! Will you live with those?
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Gimme the Money
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Myhill
KPM Music Ltd
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An Irish Seagal/Stallone
23 March 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

You have seen it before in The Specialist or in films like On Deadly Ground or The Fire Below. Tough guy goes against the evil corporate empire that is out for profit and the people be damned.

Of course, Steven Seagal or Sly Stallone may be quicker to jump into it that was Pierce Brosnan. He was battling his own personal demons, and just wanted to live a quiet life in the village of his birth; well, as quiet a life that can be lived by a bill collector. You know, make a little money, drink a little whiskey, and once in a while a pretty girl comes along like Alison Doody (Dr. Elsa Schneider in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade).

But, this is Pierce Brosnan and he is infinitely more watchable that the others.


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