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Biopic of maverick Dublin crime lord Martin Cahill (Gleeson), nicknamed "The General" for his planning abilities. Film is one long flashback as it begins in 1994 with Cahill's assassination. Cahill supports his family through various burglaries, making a mockery of the local cops, including Ned Kenny (Voight). But Cahill's rise from petty criminal to local mobster is noted by the IRA and when he refuses to cut them in on his profits, things turn very dicey for the cocky, ruthless Cahill.

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on Running time 123 minutes. Originally from Irish, British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Crime Drama, Burglars, Dublin, Biopics: Cops & Robbers, True Crime, Flashback
Screenplay
John Boorman
Cast
Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Jon Voight, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Eamon Owens
Cinematography
Seamus Deasy
Director
John Boorman
Music
Richie Buckley
Producer
John Boorman, Sony Pictures Classics

Awards

Cannes 1998: Director (Boorman).

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