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Sweety Barrett (1998)

The Tale of Sweety Barrett (original title)
Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.

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Stephen Bradley

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Stephen Bradley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan O'Carroll ... Rissolli
Brendan Gleeson ... Sweety Barrett
Tony Rohr ... Flick Hennessy
Andrew Scott ... Danny
Agnes Bernelle Agnes Bernelle ... Mrs. Walsh
Frankie McCafferty ... Arthur Meany
Kevin Flood Kevin Flood ... Fisherman
Lynda Steadman Lynda Steadman ... Anne King
Dylan Murphy Dylan Murphy ... Conor King
Liam Cunningham ... Detective Bone
Dawn Bradfield Dawn Bradfield ... Mary the Waitress
Cillian Murphy ... Pat the Barman
Dean Griffin Dean Griffin ... Hey-Horse Kid
Raymond Kean Raymond Kean ... Uniform One
Mikel Murfi Mikel Murfi ... Uniform Two
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Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.

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Crime | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Ireland | Iceland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1999 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweety Barrett See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Icelandic Film,Temple Films See more »
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Color
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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson was originally considered as director. See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Written by Charles Warfield/Claranco Williams
Performed by Vic Damone
By kind permission of MCA Music and Redwood Music and courtesy of Capitol Records
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"Sweet" Indeed
20 May 1999 | by MsKrisSee all my reviews

This was a selection in the Seattle Int'l Film Festival this year. A parallel to 'Sling Blade' can obviously be drawn, but Brendan Gleeson's excellent performance as the wide-eyed, lumbering Sweety and a not-entirely-expected ending make up for remaining deficiencies. A touching film.


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