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The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the... See more »

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Martin Cahill
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Noel Curley
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Gary
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Frances
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Tina
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Inspector Ned Kenny
Eanna MacLiam ...
Jimmy
Tom Murphy ...
Willie Byrne
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Anthony
Tommy O'Neill ...
Paddy
John O'Toole ...
Shea
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Tommy
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Gay
Vinny Murphy ...
Harry (as Vinnie Murphy)
Roxanna Nic Liam ...
Orla (as Roxanna Williams)
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Police Sgt. Patrick Higgins
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Young Martin Cahill
Colleen O'Neill ...
Patricia
Maebh Gorby ...
Sylvie
Frank Melia ...
Lawless
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James Donovan
Lynn Cahill ...
Arcade Woman
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Assassin
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Arthur Ryan
Don Wycherley ...
Henry Mackie (as Don Wicherley)
Kevin Flood ...
Judge
Pat Kinevane ...
Desk Guard
Barry McGovern ...
IRA Man 1
Patrick Condren ...
IRA Man 2 (as Patrick Condron)
Darren Miley ...
Young Anthony
Mark Quigley ...
Young Paddy
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Garda 1
Kieran Hurley ...
Garda 2
Cathy White ...
Guide
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Mrs. Cahill
Donncha Crowley ...
1962 Priest (as Donnacha Crowley)
Aoife Moriarty ...
Young Frances
Clive Geraghty ...
Commissioner
Neilí Conroy ...
Maeve
John Cronin ...
Aiden
Peter-Hugo Daly ...
Beavis, Fence
Des Cave ...
HC Chairman
Brendan Conroy ...
Corporation Official
Brian McGrath ...
Doctor
Alan Barry ...
Judge 2
Pat Leavy ...
Mrs. Duggan
Niamh Lineham ...
Reporter
Jason Byrne ...
Reporter 2
Owen O'Neill ...
Revenue Man 1
David Carey ...
Revenue Man 2
Ann Doyle ...
TV Newsreader
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UVF Leader
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CPAD Leader
Emma McIvor ...
Woman Worker
Darragh Kelly ...
Young Detective
Andrew Bennett ...
Hollyfield Priest
Anthony Fox ...
Garda 3
Gavin Kelty ...
Young Hood 1
Darren Healy ...
Young Hood 2
Jeff O'Toole ...
Young Hood 3 (as Jeffrey O'Toole)
Mark Dunne ...
Young Hood 4
Gerard Kearney ...
Young Hood 5 (as Ger Kearny)
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Security Guard
Jim Reid ...
Mr. Crenshaw
Liz Schwartz ...
Nanny
Ami Hedges ...
Baby
Karl Deegan ...
Garda 4
Mick O'Brien ...
Garda 5
Des O'Malley ...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stewart Stafford ...
Football Supporter (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Boorman

Written by

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John Boorman ... (written by)
 
Paul Williams ... (novel "The General")

Produced by

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John Boorman ... producer
Kieran Corrigan ... executive producer
Betsy Davis ... co-executive producer
P.J. Pettiette ... co-executive producer

Music by

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Richie Buckley

Cinematography by

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Seamus Deasy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ron Davis

Editorial Department

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Simon Davis ... assistant editor
James Finlan ... first assistant editor
Bob Robinson ... assistant editor
Jason Wheeler ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Jina Jay

Production Design by

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Derek Wallace

Art Direction by

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Jim Furlong

Costume Design by

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Maeve Paterson

Makeup Department

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Orla Carrol ... head hair stylist (as Orla Carroll)
Lynn Johnston ... assistant makeup artist (as Lynn Johnson)
Conor McAlistair ... assistant hair stylist
Maire O'Sullivan ... head makeup artist

Production Management

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Jo Homewood ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kevan Barker ... first assistant director
Paul Barnes ... second assistant director
Paddy McCarney ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Gill Andrae-Reid ... artist
Olivia Barratier ... original poster designer
Audrey Corr ... assistant prop buyer
Noel Coughlan ... stand-by painter
Alan Dunne ... stand-by props
Paul Hedges ... prop master
Shirley Henderson ... set dresser
Paul Keogh ... stand-by carpenter
Eoin Lewis ... dressing props
Tony Nicholson Jr. ... dressing props
Irene O'Brien ... assistant art director
Jimmy O'Meara ... stand-by stagehand
Brendan Rankin ... additional drafting
Gerard Richardson ... master painter (as Gerard Richardson)
Dave Wallace ... stand-by prop
Dave Whelan ... construction supervisor

Sound Department

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Pat Brennan ... assistant dubbing editor
Alan Collins ... sound facility engineer: ardmore sound
Ed Colyer ... foley mixer (as Edward Colyer)
Michelle Cunniffe ... sound re-recordist
Brendan Deasy ... sound recordist
John Fitzgerald ... re-recording mixer
Paddy Gibbons ... dubbing editor
Joe Gilmore ... dubbing editor
Pauline Griffiths ... foley artist
Pat Hayes ... adr recordist
Jenny Lee Wright ... foley artist
Anthony Litton ... assistant sound editor
Teddy Mason ... foley editor (as Ted Mason)
Julian Pinn ... sound consultant: Dolby
Eddie Quinn ... boom operator
Doug E. Turner ... re-recording mixer (as Douglas E. Turner)

Visual Effects by

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Craig Chandler ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Simon ''Hooper''Kelly ... utility stunts (as Simon P.J. Kelly)
Brendan Condren ... stunts
Joe Condren ... stunts
Tony Condren ... stunt driver / stunt performer (as Anthony Condren)
Dominick Hewitt ... stunt coordinator
Eamon A. Kelly ... stunts
Donal O'Farrell ... stunts
John Sheridan ... stunts
Philippe Zone ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Carr ... practical electrician
Seamus Corcoran ... additional camera operator
Sean Creagh Jr. ... electrician
Noel Cullen ... gaffer
Cedric Culliton ... camera operator: video camera
Seamus Deasy ... camera operator
Shane Deasy ... focus puller
Kieran Dempsey ... best boy
Billy Doyle ... electrician
Richie Egan ... trainee grip
Graeme Haughton ... electrician
Paul Mangan ... practical electrician
John Murphy ... key grip
Patrick Redmond ... still photographer
Kevin Scott ... generator operator
Roger Tooley ... steadicam operator
Alf Tramontin ... steadicam operator
Simon Walsh ... clapper loader

Casting Department

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Shaheen Baig ... casting assistant
Chloe Emmerson ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Margaret Crosse ... wardrobe mistress
Susan O'Connor Cave ... wardrobe assistant
Fiona Whelan ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Dermot Cleary ... location assistant
Mairtín de Barra ... location trainee
Joe Murdiff ... location assistant
Clodagh Tierney ... assistant location manager
Mickey Walsh ... location manager (as Mick Walsh)
Robert Wilkinson ... location scout

Music Department

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Mike De Saulles ... violinist
Brian Masterson ... music supervisor / recording engineer
Richard McCullough ... assistant music engineer

Transportation Department

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Stephen Carroll ... action vehicles
Tony Cullen ... transport captain
Denis Minogue ... action vehicles

Other crew

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Con Cremins ... production accountant
Olive Drynan ... unit nurse
Sonya Gildea ... assistant: John Boorman (as Sonya Supple)
Pauline Hume ... title designer
Gordon Judge ... legal services
John McKenna ... chief armorer
Carol Moorhead ... production coordinator
Poll Moussoulides ... dialogue coach
Laerke Sigfred Pedersen ... script supervisor
Rachel Smith ... production secretary
Siobhan Sweeney ... accounting assistant

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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines The extraordinary true story of the rise and fall of the gangster, Martin Cahill. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le général (France)
  • Der General (Germany)
  • Der Meisterdieb von Dublin (Germany)
  • El general (Spain)
  • Kod adi general (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP286,365, 31 May 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia The house of Writer and Director John Boorman was robbed by the real-life Martin Cahill. Among other things, he stole a gold record that Boorman had on the wall, which inspired Boorman to include that scene in the movie. See more »
Goofs Set in 1984, the background of the anti-drug march features a car with a license plate beginning with "96," indicating 1996. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Star Trek: Insurrection/Jack Frost/Shakespeare in Love/Psycho/The General (1998). See more »
Quotes Garda: Hey Cahill! Which sister did you screw last night? Both?
Martin Cahill: Yours.
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