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Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Day-Lewis
Danny Flynn
Kate Perry Kate Perry
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Andrea Irvine Andrea Irvine
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Catherine Dunne Catherine Dunne
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Emily Watson Emily Watson
Maggie


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Jim Sheridan Jim Sheridan
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Terry George Terry George
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A pretty good movie

10 years, 2 months ago at Nov 8 12:36
By now, I have seen almost all the films directed by Jim Sheridan (I’m only missing ‘The Field’). Nowadays, we don’t hear much from the guy and ever since he went to direct ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin'’, easily one of the weirdest career choices ever made by any director, his career was never the same afterwards and it has been more than a decade since he has released a critical hit. Eventu... read more

The Boxer

6 years, 8 months ago at Apr 28 21:34
Jim Sheridan makes films about the complicated political and emotional stakes of Ireland and refuses to simplify them for easy consumption. The Boxer takes a hard look at the IRA during a time of momentary peace, and explores the delicate balancing act it takes to keep it going. It also combines the general overview of a sports movie, but eschews the simple storytelling devices in favor of craftin... read more
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Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.
Release date: 9 January 1998
UPC: 025192046728
Tags: Drama (6), Boxing (5), Sport (4), 1997 (4), Politics (3), 1990s (3), Ireland (2), Alcohol (2), Coach (2), Prison (2), Explosive (1), Boxer (1), Irish Catholic (1), Single Parent (1), Release From Prison (1), Police (1), Boxing Ring (1), Dead Son (1), Broken Window (1), Catholic (1)
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