Sergeant Gerry Boyle is a small-town Irish cop with a confrontational personality, a subversive sense of humor, a dying mother, a fondness for prostitutes, and absolutely no interest whatsoever in the international cocaine-smuggling ring that has brought straight-laced FBI agent Wendell Everett to his door.Written by
Boyle's reference that "the FBI lad probably hadn't had this much fun since they burned all those kids up in Waco" is a reference to the Waco Siege of February 1993, where the FBI led an assault on the Mount Carmel Center ranch. Seventy-six men, women and children, including the sect leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, died from flames, smoke inhalation, building collapse, or gunfire. See more »
The diner Boyle meets the prostitute in is one of the "Eddie Rocket's" chain. They are joined by Francis Sheehy, carrying a bottle of "Corona Extra" beer. However, no alcoholic beverages are served at Eddie Rocket's at any time. See more »
Expect to laugh and cringe at a glimpse of Irishness
The guard is like lethal weapon if it was set in the west of Ireland. Unorthodox police work-yes, disregard for superiors -check, only thing is Sgt. Gerry Boyle has slightly less enthusiasm for action than Officer Riggs.
At times during this movie I had to turn away so no one would see me smiling at the few racist comments, slurs and generalizations. But I wasn't surprised to see behind me, no else in the cinema was holding back the laughter. It seems that it takes a lot for Irish people to find something offensive.
The rest of the characters were enjoyable to watch. They are a close representation of who you should expect to meet if you spend enough time in Ireland and will get you into some memorable 'situations'.
OK so this review is more about Ireland than the movie but I think to enjoy this movie you need to embrace both the story and culture of the country.
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