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The Runway (2010)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 10 June 2011 (Ireland)
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The citizens of Ireland's County Cork come to the aid of a South American pilot who has crash landed in their town.

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Ian Power

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Ian Power
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Demián Bichir ... Ernesto Cordoba (as Demian Bichir)
Kerry Condon ... Grace Thomas
James Cosmo ... Sutherland
Jamie Kierans ... Paco Thomas
John Carpenter John Carpenter ... Frogs Connors (as John Carpenter Jr.)
John Molloy John Molloy ... Cathal
Donncha Crowley Donncha Crowley ... Tommy Carmody
Pat Laffan ... Manus
Bruno Bichir ... Francisco De Caldus
Mark Doherty ... Eddie
John Kavanagh ... Seamus
Aidan O'Hare ... Martin
Jean-François Wolff Jean-François Wolff ... Joe
David Pearse ... Frog's Da
John Molloy John Molloy ... Cathal
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Storyline

The Runway is inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who landed his plane near Mallow, in 1983. Against all odds, the people of the town came together to build a runway to get him home and briefly caught the imagination of the nation. It is the story of Paco, a young boy without a father who adopts the pilot and convinces the town to build a runway to get him home. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Ireland | Luxembourg

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 June 2011 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

A kifutópálya See more »

Filming Locations:

Cork, County Cork, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Demián Bichir's entire dialogue is in Spanish and not dubbed into English. It is subtitled for the audience. For the Irish villagers in the film who don't speak Spanish it is translated by Paco. See more »

Goofs

Demián Bichír gives a driving lesson to Jamie Kierans in a left hand drive Ford Fiesta (which they hardly had in Ireland in 1983) and the same car 'miraculously' turns into a right hand one in a later scene when Bichír collects Kerry Condon for a date. See more »

Quotes

Ernesto Cordoba: [in Spanish - English subtitles] My father was a cattle thief, my mother - a drunk.
Paco Thomas: [translating] Eh... he was an orphan.
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The opening credits are preceded by a black screen with very small white text reading "Kind of inspired by a true story...". See more »


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Black Saloon Blues
Written & Performed by Fionan De Barra (as Fionán de Barra)
Courtesy of Runa Music
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Fabulously Weird
4 August 2014 | by hewilson2-72-796868See all my reviews

As improbable, unlikely, ridiculous and strange as the basic premise of this movie is, the film nonetheless very much succeeds. In modern times, a plane crash in rural Ireland discovered only by a wee lad leads an entire town into a fit of what can only be described as insanity. But with unemployment high and skilled men and women with time on their hands, who knows what might happen when a handsome stranger lands in town. It is quirky,funny and uplifting with well drawn characters and an excellent cast. As an Indie author myself, with aspirations of my book some day made into film, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Watch and enjoy. OK for all ages in my estimation.


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