In a small village on the border of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, the relationship between a short tempered policeman and his rebellious son becomes even more strenuous when the young man falls for a "wrong" girl.

Director:

Peter Yates

Writers:

Shane Connaughton (novel), Shane Connaughton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... Danny's Father
Matt Keeslar ... Danny
Victoria Smurfit ... Annagh
Anthony Brophy ... Prunty
David Kelly ... Father Gaynor
Dearbhla Molloy ... Danny's Mother
Carole Nimmons Carole Nimmons ... Mrs. Prunty
Vinnie McCabe Vinnie McCabe ... Annaghs Uncle
Trevor Clarke Trevor Clarke ... Barman
Kevin Murphy Kevin Murphy ... Big Man
Michael O'Reilly Michael O'Reilly ... Bouncer Patterson
P.J. Brady P.J. Brady ... Carolan
Miche Doherty Miche Doherty ... Dolan
Declan Mulholland Declan Mulholland ... Farmer
Dawn Bradfield Dawn Bradfield ... Daphne
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In a small village on the border of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, the relationship between a short tempered policeman and his rebellious son becomes even more strenuous when the young man falls for a "wrong" girl.

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a strong sex scene and some language | See all certifications »
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One of six cinema movies made for the Sony owned Columbia Pictures / Tri-Star Pictures studios that were directed by Peter Yates. The films include Krull (1983), Suspect (1987), The Deep (1977), For Pete's Sake (1974), The Run of the Country (1995), and The Dresser (1983), with the latter two Yates also producing. See more »

Quotes

Prunty: Say nothing 'till you hear more.
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References Malice (1993) See more »

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I Need A Pickaxe To Break Your Heart Of Stone
Music by Susan Marder & Hummie Mann
Lyrics by Susan Marder
Performed by Titanic Cinq
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Charming Tale
21 August 2002 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

Charming, almost innocently told tale. Lovely Irish scenery and gentle, calmly-paced acting. Finney's strong presence does not detract, but rather melds into the story well. I found Keesler just right for the "wide-eyed" role he plays as hero of this yarn. The other supporting players also add much flavor to the rustic backdrop.

And the movie has some mild controversy. None of which has to do with cock-fighting or the IRA. It lies within the fiber of the telling. Some have said: formulaic. Some have said: episodic. Some have said: plotless.

Well, then...which is it?

Strictly speaking, "formulaic" movies should have a plot, and plotless movies cannot be "formulaic". Formulaic cannot be "episodic"...

I say: the movie goes about just as life does - haphazardly, full of turns expected and not. Each random event, another one of life's lessons which add to one's strength or weakness.

I recommend this movie to those whose view of life is not an exercise in the breaking the speed of light - but instead of a "taking in" of that light and welcoming the ensuing darkness as a natural flow and balance of all things.


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Country:

Ireland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anisyha niata See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$470,768
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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