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Set in 18th century Ireland, the 'Abduction Club' is an infamous gang of men who woo, abduct, and marry wealthy heiresses. Garrett Byrne and James Strang are both younger sons and therefore unable to inherit titles or estates. To improve their situation they set their sights on the Kennedy sisters, but are unprepared both for the young women's reaction and the trouble that follows them...Written by
When Strang is fighting Power on the beach he is using a wooden boat hook (with only a metal hook on the end). When the shaft of the boat hook and the sword clash they make the sound of metal on metal. See more »
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Abduction Club is a well-made film and it is entertaining until the last minute. Predictable? Yes. Corny? Maybe so. But it is funny in a witty way and is romantic in a nice, acceptable way. The characters are likeable, the cinematography is in its place, and everything else is. So what's wrong with this picture? Nothing I say, accomplished what it was aimed for.
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