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Sunset Heights (1999)

| June 1999 (UK)
In Ireland, Luke Bradley becomes caught between two rival gangs following the murder of his son.

Director:

Colm Villa

Writer:

Colm Villa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Toby Stephens ... Luke Bradley
Jim Norton ... Sam Magee The Preacher
James Cosmo ... MacDonald
Patrick O'Kane ... Friday Knight
Peter Ballance Peter Ballance ... Rory McCormick
Michael Liebmann Michael Liebmann ... Miller (as Michael Liebman)
Joe Rea Joe Rea ... Victor Crocket
Emer McCourt ... Emer Bradley
B.J. Hogg B.J. Hogg ... Minister
Christian Burgess Christian Burgess ... Hotel Manager
Seamus Ball Seamus Ball ... Mayor Begley
Don Baker ... Harry Bonner
Marcella Riordan Marcella Riordan ... Margaret
Brenda Winter Brenda Winter ... Marcia
Gordon Fulton ... Hughes
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Set sometime in the near future in an Ireland free of British rule, two ruling gangs come together over the abduction and death of several small boys. The most recent occurrence, the drowning of Luke Bradley's son, seems to point to a man known as The Preacher. Once his guilt is decided, the gangs offer Bradley the chance to take his revenge, and kill The Preacher. Written by Ailis

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So bad it made me laugh!
5 August 1999 | by madde-4See all my reviews

This has got to be the worst movie I have seen this year.

It comes across as a study in all the things you should NOT do, if you want to make a good movie. First of all, the acting is really horrendous, although the main character Toby Stephens is the best of the lot, it still isn't saying much. Everybody struts around like "Godfather"-wannabes and the dialogue is full of repetitions and unbearably unrealistic. And anyway, there is no way you can have a serious gang called "The Boiler Men". Secondly, the story itself has some potential, but is executed in such a manner that you are constantly left wondering whether or not it is meant to be funny. Thirdly, there is the editing, scenes with no content whatsoever goes on for too long and also there are scenes where everything happens in seconds.

Should you want to assure yourself that Toby Stephens really CAN act, you should see "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall", a mini-series with Tara Fitzgerald which is really, really good.


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