Into the West Movie Review 1992

Information and Film Reviews for Into the West the Movie

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Enchanting horse tale set amid the mystic isle of Eire. Brooding, drunken Riley (Byrne), once the leader of a band of travelers (the Irish version of gypsies), leaves the road after his wife's death and settles in a Dublin slum with his two boys. The boys are enraptured when their grandfather turns up with a beautiful white horse, but their happiness is shattered when the police take it away. Boys and horse eventually escape in a wild ride across Ireland and into the west. Spiritual and mythic, with an awe-inspiring performance by the horse. Fitzgerald and Conroy make a run at best performances by kids, while Byrne is convincingly sodden and sulky. Meany and Barkin shine in small parts as sibling travellers.


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Available on VHS
Running time 97 minutes.
Originally from Irish.

Cast and Crew

Gypsies, Family Drama, Childhood Visions, Dublin, Horses, Road Trip, Homeless, Folklore & Legends, Death & the Afterlife, At the Movies
Jim Sheridan
Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciaran Fitzgerald, Ruaidhri Conroy, David Kelly, Colm Meaney
Mike Newell
Patrick Doyle
Jonathan Cavendish, Tim Palmer, Bob Weinstein, James Mitchell, Film Four International, Majestic Films International, Miramax Films

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