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The Abduction Club (2002)

A group of Irish noblemen kidnap girls in order to marry into their fortune and avoid becoming priests or soldiers.

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Stefan Schwartz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Evans ... Catherine Kennedy
Daniel Lapaine ... Garrett Byrne
Sophia Myles ... Anne Kennedy
Matthew Rhys ... James Strang
Liam Cunningham ... John Power
Edward Woodward ... Lord Fermoy
Patrick Malahide ... Sir Myles
John Arthur ... Robert Kennedy
Tom Murphy Tom Murphy ... Knox
Terry Byrne Terry Byrne ... Mary Nugent's Father
Guy Carleton Guy Carleton ... Butler
Fedelma Cullen Fedelma Cullen ... Mary's Mother
Alexander Downes Alexander Downes ... Lieutenant
Halina Froudist Halina Froudist ... Serving Woman
Peter Gaynor Peter Gaynor ... Teeling
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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 L. Hamre

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It'll steal your heart.


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English | Italian

Release Date:

19 July 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Entführer & Gentlemen: The Abduction Club See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Anne Kennedy: So, you're a gentleman now?
Strang: As much as you're a lady.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by 1 second, with the video cuts expanded to 7 secs, to get a '12' certificate. Cuts were required to the sight of two men hanging by their necks in an execution scene, on the grounds of hanging being seen as a potentially harmful imitable technique. The cuts were also needed so that the film was suitable for release under the Video Recordings Act of 1984. See more »

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fun to watch
3 January 2003 | by borcaSee all my reviews

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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