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Turning Green (2005)

R | | Drama, Comedy | 11 June 2005 (USA)
Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. ... See full summary »

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Bill the Breaker
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Bill the Bookie
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Tom
Donal Gallery ...
James
Killian Morgan ...
Pete
Billie Traynor ...
Aunt Mary / Aunt Catherine
Deirdre Monaghan ...
Aunt Maggie
Brid Ni Chionaola ...
Aunt Nora
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Father O'Hara
Donagh Deeney ...
Mickey
Jill Harding ...
Fiona
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Muse
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Postal Worker
Jim Roche ...
Bar Patron
Joe Doyle ...
Brother
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Set in late 1970s Ireland, it tells the story of 16-year-old James Powers, an American who finds himself lost after his mother dies and he is forced to live with his three Irish aunts. Displaced and depressed, he longs for a way to make it back to America. One lucky weekend in London, James discovers pornography and, desperate for cash, he decides to sell them back in Ireland. His success spreads wildly. After finding a possible way home, he must decide where home really is, and finds that one's place in the world is all a state of mind. Written by Anonymous

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The Irish countryside will never be the same

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Drama | Comedy

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Rated R for sexual content, nudity, language, underage drinking and some violence
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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The cinema that James and Fiona go to is the Ormonde in Greystones, this is the same cinema that featured in Father Ted: The Passion of Saint Tibulus (1995). This is probably because 'Frank Kelly' (II) appears in this film and is also Father Jack Hackett in Father Ted. Frank is also a Greystones resident. See more »

Quotes

James: It was true, I was changing Ireland, like Michael Collins and Eamon de Valera... or that guy from Thin Lizzy.
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I was totally taken by surprise seeing this film. I didn't know what to expect and was blown away. I have tons of family in Ireland but was brought up in New York my whole life and this film struck a chord with me. It was so realistic to all the situations I have experienced with family over there and family over here. And I loved the characters. You so quickly "got" each of them right from their first scene. I think the plot is brilliant. It's simple, realistic and fun to watch. I think so many people seemed to be preoccupied with the ending but I was more satisfied by the entire film throughout that it didn't phase me in the least how things turned out. The acting by this young man was phenomenal and I always love seeing Colm Meaney in these roles. I felt so good leaving the theater. It made me want to go back for another visit and share this film with all of my cousins over there.


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