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The Crush (2010)

An 8 year old schoolboy is so besotted with his teacher that he challenges her boyfriend to a duel...to the death.

Director:

Michael Creagh

Writer:

Michael Creagh
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Olga Wehrly ... Miss Purdy
Rory Keenan ... Boyfriend
Oran Creagh ... Ardal Travis
Charlie Bonner Charlie Bonner ... Dad
Neilí Conroy ... Mum
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Eight year old Ardal develops a crush on his nice teacher Miss Purdy and decides that her loutish boyfriend is not good enough for her so he challenges him to a duel. The duellists meet but,unlike his rival,Ardal has a real gun,stolen from his Garda father. The duel produces results... Written by don @ minifie-1

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Edited into The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action (2011) See more »

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All the King's Horses
Written and Performed by David Geraghty
Additional vocals by Clare Finglass
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He looks very pure and cute, but...
7 February 2014 | by safranneneSee all my reviews

A boy's dream is to marry his elementary school teacher. He gives her a ring and tells his love, but she has a fiancé. The boy meets the rival, and decides to fight a duel.

No one thinks the young student can marry his teacher, even if he has a crush on her seriously. So, at first, I think the story is funny and fantastic. I like the scene that he writes down his wish for marriage as a plan in 2015. He looks very pure and cute for me. Generally speaking, a child gets more serious when he is treated as a child or ignored by grown-ups. The boy in the film is not an exception, and he acts in an excessive way. I have to admit that the story is serious, not only fantastic.

The message in the film is "Don't make light of children."


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Увлечение See more »

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Screen Ireland See more »
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