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The Run of the Country

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1995
  • Peter Yates
  • 104 mins
  • 15

Summary

In a small village on the border of Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland, the relationship between a short tempered policeman and his rebellious son becomes even more strenuous when the young man falls for a "wrong" girl.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Albert Finney gives a towering performance as an Irish policeman trying to cope with his wayward son (Matt Keeslar) in director Peter Yates's moving drama, adapted from his own novel by Shane Connaughton. Unfortunately, the film's glowing portrayal of the Irish countryside rather softens the rite-of-passage roots of the drama, in which Keeslar is taught a few hard lessons in life when he falls for Victoria Smurfit, a girl from north of the border. Politics rarely intrude, with Yates more content to explore how a mundane existence in rural Ireland effects the young. It's beautiful to look at, but ultimately too nice for its own good, though Finney's commanding presence makes this well worth watching.

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Credits

Cast

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FatherAlbert Finney
DannyMatt Keeslar
AnnaghVictoria Smurfit
PruntyAnthony Brophy
Father GaynorDavid Kelly
MotherDearbhla Molloy
Mrs PruntyCarole Nimmons
Anna's uncleVinnie McCabe

Crew

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DirectorPeter Yates

Details

Theatrical distributor
Rank Film Dists Ltd
Released on
1996-01-12
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence, swearing, a sex scene and nudity
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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