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Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21, to live in their isolated Donegal village. The whole town knows about the ad, and it... See more »

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Kieran O'Donnell
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Ian O'Donnell
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Kate O'Leary
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Mary Mulligan
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Pat O'Leary
Pat Shortt ...
Ollie Doyle
Cathleen Bradley ...
Siobhan
Sean McDonagh ...
Sean Mulligan
Risteard Cooper ...
Father Hubert Mallone
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Dollie Doyle
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Giovanni
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Duncannon
Joan Sheehy ...
Joan
Patricia Martin ...
Mrs. Lock
Dessie Gallagher ...
Mickey
Deborah Barnett ...
Ella
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Brian
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Mrs Giovanni
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Deirdra
Nuala O'Neill ...
Molly
Michael McDougall ...
Liam
Nora Keneghan ...
Mrs Campbell
Antonio Sierra ...
Spanish sailor
Massimo Marraccini ...
Spanish sailor
Tito Heredia ...
Spanish sailor
Thomas Timoney ...
Spanish sailor
Philippe Buret ...
Spanish sailor
Brian Cannon ...
Bus driver
Nikki Fox ...
American girl
Karen Noble ...
American girl
Regina Ford ...
American girl
Jackie Quinn ...
Jackie Fitzpatrick (as Jack Quinn)
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Jenny Hanley in '10' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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George Webber in '10' (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Aileen Ritchie

Written by

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Herbie Wave ... (story)
 
William Ivory ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mark Huffam ... co-producer
Polly Leys ... co-producer
Uberto Pasolini ... producer

Music by

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Rachel Portman

Cinematography by

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Robert Alazraki

Film Editing by

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Sue Wyatt

Editorial Department

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Susan Bodnar ... third assistant editor
Alec Gibson ... color timer
Daryl Jordan ... first assistant editor
Conor Mackey ... second assistant editor

Casting By

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Maureen Hughes

Production Design by

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Tom McCullagh

Art Direction by

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Shane Bunting
Jean Kerr

Costume Design by

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Kathy Strachan

Makeup Department

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Jon Henry Gordon ... key hair stylist
Pamela Smyth ... hair designer / key makeup artist

Production Management

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Brian Cannon ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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J.C. Bonar ... trainee assistant director
Jenny Faherty ... trainee assistant director
Konrad Jay ... assistant director
Karen Richards ... assistant director
Dermot Whelan ... assistant director

Art Department

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John Paul Boyle ... props trainee
Lisa Canty ... assistant art director
Joe Cassar ... stand-by carpenter
Roland Coyne ... construction manager
Donal Duddy ... carpenter
Jim Dunleavy ... painter (as James Dunleavy)
Derek John Ede ... supervising carpenter
James Ede ... stand-by painter
Steve Ede ... construction manager
Cos Egan ... chargehand dressing props
Eoin Egan ... props trainee
Steve Furneaux ... carpenter
Danny Gallagher ... painter
Neilie Gallagher ... carpenter
John Greene ... carpenter
Malcolm Keen ... supervising painter (as Malcolm Keane)
Kevin Kelsall ... carpenter
Emer MacAvin ... production buyer
Keith Matthews ... props trainee
Shaun McCole ... painter
Jerome McDonnell ... stand-by props
Gary McGinty ... draughtsman
Patrick McHugh ... stagehand
Philip Murphy ... props / stand-by props
Denis O'Boyle ... carpenter
Brian Bruno O'Donnell ... laborer
Gary O'Donnell ... carpenter
Laurence O'Toole ... graphic artist (as Lawrence O'Toole)
Jim Parker ... dressing props
Brendan Power ... supervising painter
Robbie Richardson ... supervising painter
D.W. Sowerby ... carpenter
Adrian Start ... supervising painter
Jim Taylor ... supervising plasterer
Tony Vice ... chargehand plasterer
Steve Wheeler ... property master

Sound Department

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Brendan Breen ... sound trainee
Steve Carr ... sound recording engineer
Felicity Cottrell ... foley artist
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Zane Hayward ... sound editor
Stewart Henderson ... adr editor / dialogue editor
Peter Lindsay ... production sound mixer
Malcolm Rose ... sound maintenance
James Seddon ... dolby consultant
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Andy Thompson ... adr re-recording mixer
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)

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Tim Baxter ... optical effects
Martin Neill ... special effects supervisor

Stunts

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Donal O'Farrell ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andrew Cole ... best boy
Andy Cole ... best boy
Sean Corcoran ... camera operator: second unit
Shane Deasy ... second focus puller
P.J. Dillon ... second focus puller
John Donoghue ... gaffer
Seamus 'Gary' Donoghue ... electrician
Sarah Francis ... clapper loader
Gary Hutchings ... grip
David Kennedy ... gaffer
Ginger McCarthy ... stand-by rigger
Anthony Meade ... camera trainee
Ivan Meagher ... focus puller
Patrick Redmond ... still photographer
William Tracey ... generator operator

Casting Department

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Amy Rowan ... casting assistant (as Amelia Rowan)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lian Callaghan ... costume assistant
Colette Jackson ... costume supervisor
Emer Ó'Laoghaire ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Stephen Killen ... location manager
Claire McBride ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Chris Cozens ... auricle control systems
Chris Dibble ... music recording engineer
Tito Heredia ... musician: Spanish guitar
John Parricelli ... musician: lead guitar
Steve Pelleut ... assistant recording engineer
David Snell ... conductor
Danielle Diego ... music executive (uncredited)

Other crew

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Enda Doherty ... production trainee
Cathy Doubleday ... script supervisor
Tara Hegarty ... production trainee
Lil Heyman ... production coordinator
Bernadette Lovett ... assistant coordinator
Josephine Olive-O'Neill ... assistant accountant / assistant production accountant
Sue Wall ... production accountant
Sian Williams ... choreographer

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Plot Summary

Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21, to live in their isolated Donegal village. The whole town knows about the ad, and it sharpens everyone's sense of the opportunities for happiness already at hand. Kate, a publican with a young daughter, is separating from her husband and catches the eye of a bachelor sheep farmer. Kieran the butcher realizes that his assistant Siobhan is comely, and then he discovers she's fiery as well. Ollie sends off for Dutch skin magazines that the village postmistress won't release to him. The men, and women, find counsel in their movie-loving priest. Will anyone answer the ad? Written by

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Taglines It's hard to see what's right in front of your eyes when there's so much more to look at. See more »
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Also Known As
  • American Women (United States)
  • Séduction à l'irlandaise (France)
  • The closer you get - Séduction à l'irlandaise (France)
  • Fang die Braut (Germany)
  • De profesión solteros (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 93 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP101,051, 10 Sep 2000

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the bar scene just before the dance, the symbols on the slot machine Kieran is playing change even though he isn't actually playing it at that time. See more »
Goofs Ollie sets his tool chest down outside Mary's store. Then he picks it up and opens the door to enter. The next shot - from inside - shows him entering without the chest. The chest is not seen again. See more »
Movie Connections Features 10 (1979). See more »
Soundtracks It's Easy To Say See more »
Quotes Kieran O'Donnell: I'm not an alcoholic! I can drink at home!
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