The Playboys Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for The Playboys the Movie

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In 1957 in a tiny Irish village, unmarried Tara Maguire (Wright Penn) causes a scandal by having a baby. Her beauty attracts lots of men--there's a former beau who kills himself, the obsessive, middle-aged Sergeant Hegarty (Finney), and the newest arrival, Tom Castle (Quinn), an actor with a rag-tag theatrical troupe called the Playboys. Slow-moving and simple story with particularly good performances by Wright as the strong-willed Tara and Finney as Hegarty, clinging to a last chance at love and family. The Playboys' hysterically hammy version of "Gone With the Wind" is a gem. Directorial debut of Mackinnon. Filmed in the village of Redhills, Ireland, the hometown of co-writer Connaughton.

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Available on VHS
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Ireland, Period Piece: 1950s
Screenplay
Shane Connaughton, Kerry Crabbe
Cast
Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright Penn, Milo O'Shea, Alan Devlin, Niamh Cusack, Ian McElhinney, Niall Buggy, Adrian Dunbar
Cinematography
Jack Conroy
Director
Gilles Mackinnon
Music
Jean-Claude Petit
Producer
Samuel Goldwyn Company

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