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The Ballroom of Romance (1986)

A lonely farmer's daughter hopes to find love at the village ballroom.

Director:

Pat O'Connor

Writers:

Pat O'Connor, William Trevor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Brenda Fricker ... Bridie
John Kavanagh ... Bowser Egan
Mick Lally Mick Lally ... Dano Ryan
Brid Brennan ... Patty Byrne
Ingrid Craigie ... Eenie Mackie
Niall Toibin ... Eyes Horgan
Joe Pilkington Joe Pilkington ... Tim Daly
Cyril Cusack ... Mr. Dwyer
Pat Leavy Pat Leavy ... Madge Dowding
Robert Carrickford Robert Carrickford ... Fogarty
May Ollis May Ollis ... Mrs. Dwyer
Anita Reeves Anita Reeves ... Cat Bolger
Brendan Conroy Brendan Conroy ... Dan
Sonny McNulty Sonny McNulty ... Bridie's father
Patrick Gallagher Patrick Gallagher ... Man with long arms
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A lonely farmer's daughter hopes to find love at the village ballroom.

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 January 1986 (Hungary) See more »

Also Known As:

Ábrándok bálterme See more »

Filming Locations:

Ballycroy, County Mayo, Ireland

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"Would you like to come into the field Bridie?"
18 May 2009 | by PeterJordanSee all my reviews

I haven't seen this film in years, but this is one of the most memorable lines from a movie that stick in my mind even today spoken by the character Bowser Egan who may just be poor tragic Bridie's last hope of getting herself a man before she finally resigns to being left on the shelf as an old maid. In another part of his charm offensive Bowser tries to entice her back to the house with "American cigarettes".

By all accounts from the commentary of those of my parents generation who lived through the period and in the culture portrayed in this movie, this is a wonderfully accurate representation of what it was really like. Even the band in the movie led by a real life local "showband" legend Tony Chambers, cut their real life teeth in small rural dance halls just like this one.


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