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The General, 1998

The General
Directed by: John Boorman
Written by: John Boorman
Language:  English
Country:  UK, Ireland
Runtime:  124 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of The General is cynical, stylized, and clever. The plot centers around a master criminal, a rise and fall, and law enforcement. It is a crime, drama, and thriller movie. In approach, The General is serious and realistic. The setting is Ireland. It happens in the 1950s, in the 1980s, and in the 1990s. Visually, The General is black and white. It is originally a true story and based on a book. The movie is known for being a Cannes festival winner and critically acclaimed. The General is especially suggested for a boys' night. Note that it includes sexual content, profanity, and violent content.

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Brendan Gleeson stars as Martin Cahill, the leading Irish criminal of the 1980s. A protean figure, Cahill... more

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Language: English
Country: UK, Ireland
Release date: October 1998
Runtime: 124 min
Awards: Cannes

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John Boorman for Best Director at the 1998 Cannes

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Brendan Gleeson Brendan Gleeson As Martin Cahill
Adrian Dunbar Adrian Dunbar As Noel Curley
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John Boorman brings to the screen the true story of the Irish gangster/folk hero Martin Cahill. The movie is suspenseful, clever and dramatic. The direction by Boorman is good as always but what makes the movie really worth watching is amazing...
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