Sunday Fundraiser - The Guard

No freebies to this movie, sorry! It's a fundraiser with all ticket profit going to the NT Irish Association.

A violent, crackerjack comedy with a strong Irish flavor and an eminently likable Brendan Gleeson in the main role.

The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleason) is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) assigned to the case.

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“Boyle is probably the first screen hero in a long time whose heroism comes out of boredom and ennui. He gives nihilism a good name.”

Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald

“McDonagh is your man when it comes to cruelly funny dialogue, and Gleeson makes it sing and sting.”

New York Post

Show Time(s)

Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Sunday 2 September
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

John Michael McDonagh

Year

2011

Running Time

96 minutes

Rating

Country of Origin

Ireland

Language

English

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