War of the Buttons Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for War of the Buttons the Movie

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Two sleepy Irish fishing villages provide childish battle grounds for two groups of local lads. The Ballys (Ballydowse village), lead by Fergus (Fitzgerald), and the Carricks (Carrickdowse), with leader Geronimo (Coffey), have an intense rivalry and capture by the other gang leads to the removal of every clothing button for the unfortunate captive. When Fergus becomes a Carrick victim, he organizes a retaliatory strike, and emotions threaten to overwhelm all concerned. Based on the French novel "La Guerre des Boutons" by Louis Pergaud. Filmed on location in West Cork, Ireland.


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Available on VHS
Running time 94 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Colin Welland
Gregg Fitzgerald, John Coffey, Liam Cunningham, Paul Batt, Eveanna Ryan, Colm Meaney, Johnny Murphy
Bruno de Keyzer
John Roberts
Rachel Portman
David Puttnam, Xavier Gelin, Stephane Marsil, David Nichols, Warner Bros.

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