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The Pier (2011)

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After 20 years of no contact with his father, Jack McCarthy (played by Hurley) travels from New York to his father Larry's death bed in Cork. Upon arrival he is furious to discover his ... See full summary »

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Gerard Hurley

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Gerard Hurley
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Cast

Cast overview:
Karl Johnson ... Larry McCarthy
Gerard Hurley Gerard Hurley ... Jack McCarthy
Lili Taylor ... Grace Ross
Mary Foskett Mary Foskett ... June Driscoll
David O'Reilly David O'Reilly ... Tommy Ahearn
Rory D'Alton Rory D'Alton ... Jimmy Ahearn
Donal Sweeney Donal Sweeney ... Barry Dean
Con Downing Con Downing ... Father Kelly
Frank Driscoll Frank Driscoll ... Barty
John D'Alton John D'Alton ... Pub owner
Pauline Cotter Pauline Cotter ... Brush woman
Niall Carey Niall Carey ... Druid
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After 20 years of no contact with his father, Jack McCarthy (played by Hurley) travels from New York to his father Larry's death bed in Cork. Upon arrival he is furious to discover his father is alive and well and has duped him into returning home. Soon, father and son are entangled in a painful battle of wills and Jack's only relief is in the company of an attractive American tourist.

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2011 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

I apovathra See more »

Filming Locations:

West Cork, Ireland See more »

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Color
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Soundtracks

Sail On
Written by Fergus O'Farrell, Malcolm McClancey, Maurice Seezer
Lead Vocal by Fergus O'Farrell
Acoustic Guitar by Paul Tiernan
Piano by Maurice Seezer
Banjo & Backing Vocals by Colin Vearncombe
Backing Vocals by Camilla Griehsel
Violin by Marja Gaynor
Cello by Bertrand Galen
Electric Guitar by James O'Leary
Double Bass by Darren McCarthy
Drums by Anto Noonan
Sail On Recorded and Mixed by DanDan Fitzgerald for the RTE / Hummingbird Series "Other Voices" (Dec 2007)
Used by kind permission of Hummingbird Productions and RTE
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A wee gem.
23 January 2019 | by jimgal-28923See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this gem of a movie. A wonderful cast,and a tender script. The pacing is perfect and so is the soundtrack. Do yourself a favour and watch it.


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