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The Nephew (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama | 28 August 1998 (Ireland)
A little island off Ireland. A small town. An old conflict. Fresh wind.

Director:

Eugene Brady

Writers:

Eugene Brady (story), Doug Mayfield (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Niall Toibin ... Sean
Sinéad Cusack ... Brenda O'Boyce
Luke Griffin Luke Griffin ... Peter O'Boyce
Phelim Drew Phelim Drew ... Patsy
Donal McCann ... Tony Egan
Pierce Brosnan ... Joe Brady
Tony Rohr ... Crony #1
Jimmy Keogh Jimmy Keogh ... Crony #2
Marcus Lynch Marcus Lynch ... Crony #3
Birdy Sweeney Birdy Sweeney ... Old Codger
Aonghus Og McAnally Aonghus Og McAnally ... Red Haired Kid
Hill Harper ... Chad Egan-Washington
Aislín McGuckin ... Aislín Brady
Lorraine Pilkington Lorraine Pilkington ... Rachel
David Quinn David Quinn ... Dermot O'Boyce
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Storyline

Twenty years ago, Tony Egan's sister went to America. Nobody ever heard of her again. But now, the message of her death arrives in her town of birth. Only days later, her only son Chad arrives, too. Obviously, his mother took an African-American husband. Soon, Chad falls for Aislin, who has a bit of a crush on him too. But there is an old conflict going on between her father and Chad's uncle. This conflict resurfaces and begins to draw circles, wider and wider. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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They're worlds apart, but closer than anyone could believe.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1998 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Un amor por descubrir See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The drawings done by Chad (Hill Harper), were painted by Irishman James Hanley. See more »

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No special effects, just a really nice, interesting Irish movie.
29 June 2000 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

I only viewed this movie because it was a previously-viewed video on sale for $3 at Blockbuster. I didn't expect too much but was very pleasantly surprised how good it was. I almost rated it 8, but settled on 7, mainly because the ending was a bit too "neat", and because some of the dialog was very difficult to understand.

Chad is the 19-yr-old son of an Irish woman who had been "exiled" to America 20 years earlier by her guardian, her older brother. He traveled to visit his uncle Tony upon the death of his mother. Once there, he finds a lot of secrecy and unhappiness, and the rest of the movie is about his attempts to get everything, especially about his mother, out in the open. Along the way he, of course, finds love. Very well cast and acted, this is definitely worth the almost two hours to see.

The pace and method of unfolding the story reminded me of Lone Star, but Lone Star is a significantly better movie overall.


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