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The Mighty Celt (2005)

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken Stott ... Good Joe
Tyrone McKenna Tyrone McKenna ... Donal
Gillian Anderson ... Kate
Richard Dormer ... Ronan
Sean McGinley ... I'm A Cripple
Robert Carlyle ... O
Bernard Manning Bernard Manning ... Kid Joyrider
Mark McCavanagh Mark McCavanagh ... Dissident Republican 1
John Travers John Travers ... Spacer
Alison Finnegan Alison Finnegan ... Teenage Girl
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bronagh Taggart ... Girl Next Door (scenes deleted)
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Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, if the animal wins three races in a row. Meanwhile, Donal's mother, Kate, must adjust her life when O, a man from her past, returns. The political climate of Ireland serves as the backdrop of this story. Written by Marilyn

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ireland | greyhound racing | See All (2) »

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Life begins out of the traps.

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Drama

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Official Sites:

NIFC

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2005 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Waleczny Celt See more »

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Budget:

€2,800,000 (estimated)
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Tyrone McKenna who plays 'Donal' is now a professional boxer. See more »

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Great film
12 January 2006 | by northrocSee all my reviews

This film was great. I caught it on sun-dance. I couldn't stop watching it the flow of the film really is great ...and you just want to see what happens next. And that is what this film is about, "what happens next." Great. I don't really care for dog racing or anything but that's not really the point of the story or the real focus. It's just a device to move the characters across the board. But who cares? As long as you care about whats going on in the character's mind. Check it out if you can on Sundance or on disc if its available yet. It's a shame this movie hasn't received as much buzz as it deserves. Who knows, maybe it will eventually this year after being on the sun-dance channel.


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