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Taffin (1988)

An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless ... See full summary »

Director:

Francis Megahy

Writers:

David Ambrose (screenplay), Lyndon Mallet (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Taffin
Ray McAnally ... O'Rourke
Alison Doody ... Charlotte
Jeremy Child ... Martin
Dearbhla Molloy ... Mrs. Martin
Jim Bartley Jim Bartley ... Conway
Alan Stanford Alan Stanford ... Sprawley
Gerard McSorley ... Ed
Patrick Bergin ... Mo Taffin
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Mrs. Taffin
Jonathan Ryan ... Gibson
Liz Lloyd Liz Lloyd ... Valerie Gibson
Ronan Wilmot ... Deacon
Liam O'Callaghan Liam O'Callaghan ... Henderson
Frank Kelly ... Liam
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Storyline

An Irish tough-guy debt collector is asked by his local community to help rid the town of developers bent on building a chemical plant on the outskirts of town. The developers are ruthless and have sent their heavies into town to keep the locals quiet. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

He didn't get mad... He got even. See more »

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland | USA

Language:

Irish | English

Release Date:

26 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Revolta de Um Duro See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,303, 28 February 1988

Gross USA:

$159,969

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,969
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For its Australian theatrical run, the film was marketed as an action-heavy thriller. The trailer showed all the action scenes and the 1-sheet and daybill had Brosnan brandishing a shotgun with a giant explosion behind him. See more »

Quotes

Mark Taffin: You're doing it again! Someone like me!
Charlotte: I overheard you and O'Rourke the other night. He was right. I was right. You should be out there, in the world, doing something!
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Connections

Spoofed in Taffin: The Series (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Gimme the Money
(uncredited)
Music by Richard Myhill
KPM Music Ltd
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This film is great for a retro look at Ireland in the eighties
2 February 2005 | by JoshuaEightSee all my reviews

I first saw this film in 1989 and I now have it on DVD. I know it can come across as a little silly, or low budget, but what the heck. To me its getting better with age. Also, living in Ireland, it looks like an audition for one of our top soaps. Many characters in this film now appear in Fair City, or at least have appeared in Fair City. Barry, the ex-principle in Fair City, has hair in this film. Also, Brosnan's clothes are cool here and could be easily worn in a movie made today and still be stylish!

Try to look out for the parts, where it seems Brosnan's voice has been dubbed by someone else...and just one scene of bad acting...'well maybe you should go then'.

If you get a chance, try to see it and don't take it too seriously...enjoy!


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