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Saviours (2007)

Passionately filmed for two years with no budget, SAVIOURS is the award winning debut feature-length film. The film is a cross between Hoop Dreams and Rocky - it's an intimate, gripping and... See full summary »
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Keith Boyle Keith Boyle ... Himself
Carl Brabazon Carl Brabazon ... Himself
Jimmy Halpin Jimmy Halpin ... Himself
Abdul Hussein Abdul Hussein ... Himself
John McCormack John McCormack ... Himself
Pat McCormack Pat McCormack ... Himself
Dean Murphy Dean Murphy ... Himself
Darren Sutherland Darren Sutherland ... Himself
Linda Sutherland Linda Sutherland ... Herself
Tony Sutherland Tony Sutherland ... Himself
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Passionately filmed for two years with no budget, SAVIOURS is the award winning debut feature-length film. The film is a cross between Hoop Dreams and Rocky - it's an intimate, gripping and often humourous documentary following three young boxers from the same Dublin boxing club as they fight for a better life both inside and outside the ring. Shot in a rough, tough area of Dublin, the film shows a different side of Ireland, one not seen in films. The film is set in St. Saviours Olympic Boxing Academy, a safe haven amongst the ghettoes of Dublin's north inner city. There, under the guidance of John McCormack - the wise-cracking Dub and former British Professional Boxing Champion - and his team of canny coaches, the three boxers aim for victory in the Irish Senior Championships. However, boxing is only half the tale and in this candid documentary it soon becomes clear that there is more to these youngsters' stories than meets the eye. Darren Sutherland could be a poster boy for the New... Written by Street Films

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Fighting for a better life.

Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2007 (Ireland) See more »

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Budget:

€100,000 (estimated)
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Street Films See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The success of the Irish boxing team at the Beijing 2008 Olympics was enough to see this film get a theatrical release in Ireland in October 2008. See more »

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