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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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Gillies MacKinnon
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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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Country:

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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Annette Bening was originally going to play Tara but had to drop out because she was pregnant. See more »

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Features The Westerner (1940) See more »

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great spirit; great acting
29 October 2005 | by pwmushkatSee all my reviews

In the tradition of low-key Anglo-European films, this is a brilliant depiction of the meeting of an independent spirit with a closed community. This is one of their own so they will not condemn absolutely. At the same time they cannot understand why, or how, anyone can take a radically different path. Paraphrasing Victor Borge, this is acting that is so low key it is off the keyboard but because of that it resonates in a register that affects absolutely. Absotutely brilliant. This is what real movies are all about. See it! I don't really have any more to say but the instructions are that one has to write a minimum of 10 lines and/or 10,000 words. Hopefully this entry meets that minimum requirement because if this entry convinces one more person to see this movie it will have been worth it.


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