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The Treaty (1991)

In 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty between the unrecognised Irish Republic and the British government is concluded after high-stakes negotiations.

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Jonathan Lewis

Writer:

Brian Phelan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Condren Patrick Condren ... Liam Tobin
Ian Bannen ... David Lloyd George
Julian Fellowes ... Winston Churchill
Malcolm Douglas ... Harry Boland
Dave Duffy Dave Duffy ... Joe McGrath
Joshua Losey Joshua Losey ... Roadblock Captain
Richard Michaelis Richard Michaelis ... Roadblock Sergeant
Liam O'Callaghan Liam O'Callaghan ... Sir Henry Wilson
Anne Byrne Anne Byrne ... Frances Stevenson
Tim Wylton ... Tom Jones
Barry McGovern Barry McGovern ... Eamon de Valera
John Warner John Warner ... King George V
Wesley Murphy Wesley Murphy ... British Civil Servant
Mal Whyte Mal Whyte ... Colonel
Alan Stanford Alan Stanford ... Lord Birkenhead
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In 1921, the Anglo-Irish Treaty between the unrecognised Irish Republic and the British government is concluded after high-stakes negotiations.

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Brendan Gleeson (Michael Collins) would later play Liam Tobin in Michael Collins (1996). See more »

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Any chance of this being issued on CD?
11 March 2006 | by mmduffySee all my reviews

This is by far a better dramatization of Michael Collins than the Neil Jordan film. Brendan Gleeson is wonderful as Collins and even looks much like him. I found it ironic that he was still not a big enough "name" for Jordan to cast him as Collins, yet he was cast as Collins' companion on his last fatal journey home.

Jordan's Michael Collins passed over Collins' role in the negotiations that created the Itish Free State, although it did reference it. Jordan picked the story up again with Collins' return from England and the rejection of the treaty by the die-hard Republicans as the prelude to the Civil War that cost Collins his life. The Treaty goes a long way to explaining how the divisive situation came about.

I taped The Treaty from TV and have viewed it over and over. I would really love to see it issued as a DVD.


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English

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