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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 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.)
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
Caroline Power Caroline Power ... Laura Kelly
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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 Ernesto and convinces the town to fix his plane. But then to reunite Paco with his friend whose family are travelers and whose business is laying tarmac, Ernesto convinced the town to build a runway to get him home.

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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 »

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Tommy Carmody: This, ladies and gentlemen, is the pilot of the vehicle. To be perfectly honest, we are not certain of his name yet. We're also not certain precisely *what* he is we think he's a form of Colombian, or possibly Mexican.
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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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Electric Co
Performed by U2
Courtesy of Mercury Records (London) Ltd
Under licence from Universal Music Operations Ltd
Written by Adam Clayton, The Edge (as David Evans), Larry Mullen Jr. (as Larry Mullen), Bono (as Paul Hewson)
Courtesy of Blue Mountain Music (UK) and Mother Music (Eire)
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Refreshing and adorable story of different cultures, communucation and life in a small village in Ireland.
23 June 2019 | by Shruti_PandeySee all my reviews

A wonderful little Irish film. Not to be missed. Well acted and a witty script. Not a single digitally enhanced scene and no shot is fired. Amazing.


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Country:

Ireland | Luxembourg

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 June 2011 (Ireland) See more »

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Cork, County Cork, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$187,089
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