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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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mighty predictable plot
11 April 2006 | by fnorfulSee all my reviews

The story line on this is fairly mainstream, but set in an Irish framework.

The accents here are noted as being "very realistic" by friends who appreciate Irish lore, history and culture, but are fairly difficult to discern by those of us who are "dialect-challenged". Other comments note the accuracy of the accents, but do consider turning the subtitles on with this one in order to catch the idiom and other nuances.

The character development is middle-of-the-road, and the cinematography is nicely done.

The story develops predictably, with only a few bumps in the road for younger viewers while more than adequately maintaining the interest of the adult viewing crowd.


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