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An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 15 wins & 25 nominations.
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Ronan Collins ...
Young Man in Car
Paraic Nialand ...
Young Man in Car
John Patrick Beirne ...
Young Man in Car
Liam O'Conghaile ...
Young Man in Car
Christopher Kilmartin ...
Young Man in Car
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Gerry Boyle
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Aidan McBride
Declan Mannlen ...
James McCormick (as Declan Mannion)
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Photographer
Michael Og Lane ...
Eugene Moloney (as Mícheál Óg Lane)
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Francis Sheehy-Skeffington
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Billy Devaney
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Eileen Boyle
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Doctor Oleyuwo
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FBI Agent Wendell Everett
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Garda No. 1
Gary Lydon ...
Gerry Stanton
Darren Healy ...
Jimmy Moody
Conor Moloney ...
Detective
Laura Hitchings ...
Female Garda
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Liam O'Leary
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Clive Cornell
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Gabriela McBride
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Sinead Mulligan
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Aoife O'Carroll
Sharon Kearney ...
Woman at Bartley's House
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Bartley
Dermot Healy ...
Old Farmer
Eamonn Olwill ...
Priest
Yuyang Sheilds ...
Diner Waitress
Pat Shortt ...
Colum Hennessey
Gay McKeon ...
Musician
Mary Corcoran ...
Musician
Colm Gannon ...
Musician
Johnny McDonagh ...
Musician
Dominick Hewitt ...
Henchman
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Henchman
Gary Robinson ...
Henchman
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Crossley in The Shout (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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John Michael McDonagh

Written by

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John Michael McDonagh ... (written by)

Produced by

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Sarah Arnott ... producers representative/worldwide sales: Odyssey Entertainment
Paul Brett ... executive producer
Don Cheadle ... executive producer
Chris Clark ... producer
Elizabeth Eves ... associate producer
Flora Fernandez-Marengo ... producer
Ed Guiney ... producer
Ralph Kamp ... executive producer
Andrew Lowe ... producer
Lee Magiday ... associate producer
Martin McDonagh ... executive producer
Paul Myler ... line producer
David Nash ... executive producer
Tim Smith ... executive producer
Lenore Zerman ... executive producer

Music by

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Calexico

Cinematography by

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Larry Smith

Film Editing by

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Chris Gill

Editorial Department

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Gary Curran ... digital intermediate colorist
Dan Dolan ... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Warren Dowling ... digital intermediate finishing editor
Alan Freir ... assistant editor
Nathan Nugent ... additional editor
Jodie Davidson ... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Jahanzeb Hayat ... dailies producer (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jina Jay

Production Design by

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John Paul Kelly

Art Direction by

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Lucy van Lonkhuyzen

Costume Design by

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Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh

Makeup Department

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Lorraine Brennan ... assistant hair stylist
Orla Carrol ... chief hair stylist
Morna Ferguson ... makeup department head
Niamh O'Loan ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Michelle Brassil ... unit production manager
Jim Duggan ... post-production supervisor
Fiona Morham ... head of production: BFI

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mike Hayes ... trainee assistant director (as Michael Hayes)
Andrew Hegarty ... first assistant director
Alex Jones ... second assistant director
Nicola Long ... trainee assistant director
Jonathan Shaw ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Eddie Arkins ... stand-by stagehand
John Arkins ... stagehand
Thomas Arkins ... stagehand
Alex Bassett ... daily construction
Simon Boyd ... chargehand stand-by props
Gay Byrn ... props runaround
Temple Clark ... storyboard artist
Christine Fitzgerald ... trainee art department
Mick Flood ... property master (as Michael Flood)
Cathy Hegarty ... daily buyer assistant
Paul Keogh ... carpenter
Sarah Kingston ... prop buyer
Anna Kirwan ... stand-by art director
Tom Lundy ... master painter / stand-by painter
Ed Norton ... construction manager
Liam O'Riain ... supervising carpenter
David Oldham ... carpenter
Irina Pawassar ... stand-by props
John Porter ... dressing props
Frank Rizzo ... poster artist: Hungary
Brendan Stephens ... painter
Julie Tierney ... trainee props
Graham Waters ... standby carpenter

Sound Department

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Niall Brady ... sound designer
Alan Collins ... sound facility director: Ardmore Sound
Michelle Cunniffe ... adr mixer / re-recording mixer
Tom Deane ... adr recordist
Andrew Douglas ... assistant sound
Caoimhe Doyle ... foley artist
Steve Fanagan ... sound effects editor (as Steven Fanagan)
Mark Fitzpatrick ... adr recordist
Robert Flanagan ... production sound mixer
Ken Galvin ... re-recording mixer
Tom Johnson ... re-recording mixer
Brian Magrum ... adr recordist
Jean McGrath ... foley mixer
Paul Naughton ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Aidan Byrne ... special effects crew
Brendan Byrne ... special effects coordinator
Paul Byrne ... special effects technician
Michael Kearns ... special effects crew
Jimmy Lumsden ... special effects crew
Pat Redmond ... special effects crew

Visual Effects by

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Jim Duggan ... visual effects supervisor
Aled Rhys Jones ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Dominick Hewitt ... stunts
Phil Lonergan ... stunts
Giedrius Nagys ... stunts
Donal O'Farrell ... stunt coordinator
Gary Robinson ... stunt performer
Donal O'Farrell ... driving double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Robert Binnall ... camera operator
Pete Cavaciuti ... steadicam operator
Stephen Doyle ... daily rigging gaffer
Owen Farrell ... clapper loader
John Gamble ... director of photography: second unit / first assistant / focus puller
Damien Heffernan ... practical electrician
Jonathan Hession ... stills photographer
Colm Hogan ... stills photographer
David Keith ... daily grip
Frankie Leonard ... trainee clapper loader
John Marzano ... aerial dp
James McGuire ... gaffer
Kelly McLaughlin ... daily electrician
Darrell Murphy ... b camera grip
John Murphy ... daily grip / key grip
Ronan Murphy ... grip
Stephen Murphy ... steadicam operator
Sean Murray ... video assist
David O'Connor ... camera crane operator
John-Martin O'Flaherty ... electrician (as John Martin O'Flatharta)
Micheal O'Mogáin ... best boy
Andrew O'Reilly ... clapper loader: second unit
Robert Palmer ... daily focus puller
Ingrid Whelan ... daily electrician

Casting Department

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Alex Duxbury ... casting assistant
Nick McGinley ... child casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Ciara McArdle ... costume supervisor
Aoife Mcbride ... costume trainee
Debbie Millington ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Miriam Coleman ... assistant location manager
John Paul LeBon ... assistant location manager
Jamie Molloy ... locations trainee
Rossa O'Neill ... locations trainee
Michael Swan ... location manager

Music Department

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Liz Gallacher ... music supervisor
James Gibb ... music executive producer
Kathleen Hasay ... music supervision assistant
Fen Ikner ... music engineer / music recordist
Chris Schultz ... music engineer
Craig Schumacher ... music mixer

Transportation Department

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Reggie Blain Jr. ... facilities captain
Willie Cooley ... facility driver
Padraic Faherty ... generator driver
Junior Farrell ... facility driver
Matthew Hennessy ... action vehicles
John Kavanagh ... transportation captain
Pat Larkin ... unit driver
Graham McWilliams ... driver
Mick Murphy ... driver
Joe O'Toole ... driver
Paul Taylor ... facility driver

Other crew

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Sarah Arnott ... svp production & acquisitions: Metropolis
Lawrence Atkinson ... unit publicist
Elizabeth Blackledge ... commercial manager: Aegis Film Fund
Andrew Boucher ... managing director: Santx
Anna Brazinova ... head of administration: Prescience
Elaine Burke ... assistant production coordinator
Yvonne Burke ... production coordinator
Mark Byrne ... business & legal executive: Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board
Clarissa Caleo-Green ... creative coordinator: BFI
Erin Cancino ... assistant to Chris Clark
Sally Caplan ... head of premiere fund: BFI
Isabel Chick ... production accountant: Prescience
Jon Clifford ... technical director - santx
Louise Cornally ... production finance executive: element pictures
Anders Erden ... business & legal affairs: Metropolis International Sales Limited
Will Evans ... head of business affairs: BFI
Ross Flannery ... production assistant
Lucia Foster Found ... aerial operations coordinator
John P Gleeson ... financing & tax advisor (as John Gleeson)
Clare Hardwick ... business affairs manager: Prescience / business affairs
Paula Heffernan ... post production coordinator / production coordinator: element pictures
Vince Holden ... head of production finance: BFI
Frank Hunter ... marine crew
Gordon Hunter ... marine crew
Alexandra Keen ... legal and business affairs for Prescience Film Finance
Therese Kelly ... extras coordinator
Clare Kirby ... head of administration: Prescience (as Clare Kennedy)
Fiona McConnell ... busienss affairs executive: element pictures
John McKenna ... armourer
Des Mulreany ... marine crew
Darragh Noonan ... accountant: element pictures
Emma Norton ... development executive: element pictures
Eugene O'Connor ... production assistant: element pictures
Ciara O'Donnell ... extras coordinator
Donal O'Sullivan ... marine crew
Victoria Owens ... office manager: element pictures
Simon Perry ... chief executive: Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board
Noirin Holland Roy ... assistant accountant
Alistair Rumball ... marine coordinator
Arthur Rumball ... marine crew
Sophie Saleyron ... press attache: France
Jemma Sands ... film marketing manager: Prescience / head of marketing: Metropolis
Emma Scott ... production executive: Bórd Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board
Anne Sheehan ... Director of Film Finance Prescience
Jim Shortall ... production accountant
Graham Smith ... unit publicist
Andy Stephens ... aerial operations manager
Mary Martin Sullivan ... assistant accountant
Anne Warter ... extras coordinator
Kathleen Weir ... script supervisor
Sonja Otto ... daily locations trainee (uncredited)

Thanks

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Noëlette Buckley ... thanks
Anne V. Coates ... thanks
Kay Liberman ... thanks
Jonathan Loughran ... very special thanks
Neil Richards ... the director would like to thank
Colin Vaines ... special thanks
Natascha Wharton ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 Element Pictures

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Taglines The FBI are about to discover that things work a little different around here. See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'Irlandais (France)
  • The Guard - Ein Ire sieht schwarz (Germany)
  • El irlandés (Spain)
  • Policist (Slovenia)
  • Однажды в Ирландии (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Budget $6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film's director and writer, John Michael McDonagh, is the brother of Martin McDonagh, who had directed Gleeson in the Oscar-winning Six Shooter (2004) and the critically acclaimed In Bruges (2008). See more »
Goofs When swimming in the sea Gerry has no gloves and cold red hands. On emerging from the sea to greet Wendell he is wearing wet suit gloves. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cowboys & Aliens (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Rock Star See more »
Quotes Sergeant Gerry Boyle: Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, these men are armed and dangerous, and you being an FBI agent you're more used to shooting at unarmed women and children...
FBI agent Wendell Everett: Oh, fuck you, Sergeant!
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