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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
Aine Ni Mhuiri Aine Ni Mhuiri ... 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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The extracts from the traveling players' production of "Othello" contain several parallels with the main storyline. See more »

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Features Wonder Man (1945) See more »

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A band of strolling players are we!
7 June 2003 | by emuir-1See all my reviews

This film was billed as a drama. You could have fooled me. The productions of the travelling group of thespians are the funniest things I have ever seen.

Forget the plot about the young unwed mother with two suitors and just watch the hilarious performances of the rag-tag travelling gypsy players who tour Ireland performing in a threadbare tent, led by the flamboyant actor manager played with gusto by Milo O'Shea. For those of you who are not familiar with this great Irish stage actor, Mr. O'Shea played Sam Malone's Irish Uncle in the Woody's Wedding two-part episode of Cheers, on TV.

The troupe of players are not above changing the script to accommodate whatever actors or costumes are available, and they open up with a song and dance act, no matter what the play. Lines are read from cue cards, and even made up as they go along. Even Othello begins with a can can. You will never be able to watch Gone with the Wind with a straight face again after you have seen it performed as a musical in a tent in a small Irish town. I have not laughed as much since I saw the theatrical troupe in a Midsummer Night's Dream.

The lead actors, Robin Wright and Aidan Quinn make an attractive couple, and Albert Finney does well as the heavy, but it is the players who make this movie such a joy.


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