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Trojan Eddie (1996)

The story of Eddie, a small town ex-con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own. What he ... See full summary »

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Gillies MacKinnon

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Billy Roche
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Rea ... Trojan Eddie
Richard Harris ... John Power
Stuart Townsend ... Dermot
Aislín McGuckin ... Kathleen
Brendan Gleeson ... Ginger
Sean McGinley ... Raymie
Angeline Ball ... Shirley
Angela O'Driscoll Angela O'Driscoll ... Carol
Brid Brennan ... Betty
Jason Gilroy Jason Gilroy ... Patsy McDonagh
Maria McDermottroe Maria McDermottroe ... Rosy
Sean Lawlor ... Gerry
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Lady Cash
Pat Laffan ... Matt
Jimmy Keogh Jimmy Keogh ... Reg
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The story of Eddie, a small town ex-con, who discovers he has talent for selling anything and everything. Eddie sees a way to rise above the low life by setting up on his own. What he didn't bargain for, was the murder and mayhem along the way.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 August 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trójai Eddie See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Trojan Eddie: Yeah. Well, dying for love is one thing, Dermot. Living to tell the tale is another.
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Soundtracks

The Boston Burglar
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Performed by Brass & Co.
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slightly quirky Irish movie
9 April 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Stephen Rea plays Eddie, a street trader working on the patch of the obnoxious ruling Irish clan headed by Richard Harris and Brendan Gleeson. The main premise of the story concerns the wedding of Harris to a local teenager, who promptly runs away after the ceremony with Eddie's young assistant and a trunk of money. Rea is dispatched to find them and bring the girl back.

Several memorable features light up this unusual movie – the performance of Aislin McGuckin as the bought and sold bride, the music at the wedding (excellent use of traditional Irish songs), the way that Rea and Harris play off each other, and the truly shocking bit where an expected bit of violence intrudes. The ending is really funny but I wouldn't dream of spoiling it!


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