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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 »

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Francis Megahy

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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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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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He didn't get mad... He got even. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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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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Gross USA:

$159,969
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The novel is the first of three "Taffin" novels, all written by Lyndon Mallet. The others being "Taffin's First Law" (1982) and "Ask Taffin Nicely" (1984). Neither of the two sequels have ever been filmed. See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: You're doing it again! Someone like me!
Charlotte: I overheard you and O'Rourke the other night. He was right. I was right. You should be out there, in the world, doing something!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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Tribute to Jimmy Reed
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Written by Paul Jones and Stefan Grossman
KPM Music Ltd
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Surprisingly Good!
4 August 2013 | by ashleybrownmediaSee all my reviews

Had seen this circulating on Netflix for a while, was only persuaded to watch it when I realised Alison Doody from The Last Crusade was in it. Even though she's old enough to be my mum she did look good back in the day!

Pierce Brosan stars in the titular role as a tough-as-nails Irish debt- collector. He's a fairly realistic depiction of the 'local tough guy' who sure as hell knows how to get the job done. He gets in a little over his head with some thugs but is able to use his brains as well as his brawn to overcome the odds.

Performances are good and well acted, Brosan and Doody especially. Although some of the accents are a little hit and miss. Even though those two are both Irish they don't actually sound it at times, whereas other times they do. Although maybe that's just me...


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