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The Playboys (1992)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 22 April 1992 (USA)
A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... Constable Brendan Hegarty
Aidan Quinn ... Tom Casey
Robin Wright ... Tara Maguire
Milo O'Shea ... Freddie
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Malone
Niamh Cusack ... Brigid Maguire
Ian McElhinney ... Joe Cassidy
Stella McCusker Stella McCusker ... Rachel
Niall Buggy Niall Buggy ... Denzil
Anna Livia Ryan Anna Livia Ryan ... Vonnie
Adrian Dunbar ... Mick
Lorcan Cranitch ... Ryan / John Joe
Áine Ní Mhuirí Áine Ní Mhuirí ... Mrs. Smith the Blind Lady
Doreen Hepburn Doreen Hepburn ... Nualla Ryan
Kilian McKenna Kilian McKenna ... Sean
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A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney). The arrival of a dramatic troupe stirs things up even more, especially when she falls in love with one of the "Playboys", Tom Casey (Aidan Quinn). Written by Anonymous

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ireland | love | sin | jealousy | circus | See All (6) »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for scenes of sensuality and brief, strong violence | See all certifications »
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USA | UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Playboys See more »

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Gross USA:

$4,906,900
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Annette Bening was originally going to play Tara but had to drop out because she was pregnant. See more »

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Features Wuthering Heights (1939) See more »

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The discreet charm of the past.
14 December 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

This is a fine depiction of a small Irish village,in a green country where a woman has a baby whereas she's not married.And however she could,because,at the beginning of the movie,she had two men longing for her.But,and it's the only modern touch in a rather obsolete movie,she wants a man she really loves and she does not care about the piece of advice the well-meaning and the priests are always giving to her.Albert Finney has got a thankless part as the rather ugly cop, even if he's just a jealous guy.Robin Wright is a good lead.That said,it's not what you call full throttle ,and some people might think that the tempo is really slow.


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