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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

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 »

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Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$159,969
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Reportedly, Author Lyndon Mallet objected to the casting of Pierce Brosnan as Taffin. Wikipedia reports that "this was due to the actual nature of the character in the book. In the book, Mark Taffin was never a handsome man. He was decidedly overweight and very unattractive, a very different image to that portrayed by Brosnan." See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: Stand very still my friend and I'll tell you just how fair I'm gonna be. There's two of us and
[Holds up gun]
Mark Taffin: one of these.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: City Limits (1992) See more »

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Shuffling For Jimmy Reed
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Written by Paul Jones and Stefan Grossman
KPM Music Ltd
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A Movie Well Worth Missing
18 May 2009 | by michael-connelly3See all my reviews

I am, frankly, puzzled by this film. On paper, it must have sounded fine, but if there is anything good about the film, it ended on paper. Even with several well-seasoned actors, and a rather nice location, the film fails in every possible way. The acting is wooden, the interior sets look as though they were borrowed from high school plays, the dialogue is somewhere between inane and pathetic. The film has no flow, no tempo, and barely a narrative. It also has no humor, no horror, no excitement, no suspense. I hope that's not a spoiler... The motivation of the main characters seems flimsy, at best, and though a film, it seems very much as though it were a play, because of the modest number of people who actually do anything or have any lines to say. All of the "bad guys" speak as though they had studied every gangster B-film ever made. I can't imagine that *anyone* ever gave this film anything but the lowest possible score but some people must have liked it. Hard to imagine.


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