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St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000)

A young Christian boy attends a druid worship that is attacked by invading Irish tribes. Taken captive, he is taken back to Ireland to become a slave. Enduring many hardships, he finds ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Patrick Bergin ... Patrick
Luke Griffin Luke Griffin ... Young Patrick
Alan Bates ... Calpornius
Susannah York ... Concessa
Malcolm McDowell ... Quentin
Eamonn Owens ... Benignus
Chris McHallem Chris McHallem ... Auxilius
Michael Caven Michael Caven ... Iserninus
Stephen Brennan ... Briain
Adam Goodwin Adam Goodwin ... Brother Peter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Byrne Peter Byrne ... Ship Captain
Michael Carven Michael Carven
Ned Dennehy ... Lucet Mael
James Flynn James Flynn ... Eli
Richard Gibson ... Bishop of London
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A young Christian boy attends a druid worship that is attacked by invading Irish tribes. Taken captive, he is taken back to Ireland to become a slave. Enduring many hardships, he finds comfort and eventually salvation in his faith. After several years, he escapes back to England, where he joins a convent to prove his faith. His greatest desire is to return to Ireland to convert the Irish to Christianity. Years later, he is given the opportunity. Upon setting foot on Irish soil, all snakes are automatically driven from the land. He then overcomes many obstacles, including disagreements with the British Cardinal (Malcolm McDowell), to fulfill his destiny, and ultimately being given Sainthood. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Heilige der grünen Insel See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This movie used sets and costumes left over from Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog (1998). See more »

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Several of the companions of St. Patrick are shown wearing what is obviously a Franciscan habit. St. Francis of Assisi was not born until 1182 and did not gather an order around him until the 1200s, 800 years after St. Patrick. See more »

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It starts off pretty good, but turns a little too unbelievable
15 March 2003 | by SinjinSBSee all my reviews

This is a decent telling of the life of Patrick from teen, to Irish slave, to Bishop of Ireland, to Patron Saint of the Irish. It gives a lot of information and background on the legend of the man who becomes the saint. It's starts off pretty good, but turns a little too unbelievable towards the end when he starts using magical powers. At one point, he chokes a man like Darth Vader using the force. It's just a little too over the top. The cinematography of the Irish countryside is beautiful.

**1/2 (Out of 4)


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