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The Playboys (1992)



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In a small Irish village of the 1950s, a young woman (Robin Wright) triggers an uproar by refusing to name the father of the child she's having out of wedlock.


Albert Finney
as Constable Brendan Hegarty
Robin Wright
as Tara Maguire
Aidan Quinn
as Tom Casey
Milo O'Shea
as Freddie
Lorcan Cranitch
as Ryan/John Joe
Aine Ni Mhuiri
as Mrs. Smith
Doreen Hepburn
as Nualla Ryan
Michele Forbes
as Maggie Rudden
P.J. Brady
as McMahon
Tony Rohr
as Kelly
Niall O'Brien
as Police Superintendent
Shane Connaughton
as Customs Officer
Peter Morris
as Tara's Baby
James Morris
as Tara's Baby
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Critic Reviews for The Playboys

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (12)

This familiar pattern of headstrong girl and passions brimming beneath the surface is well directed by first time Scottish helmer Gillies MacKinnon, though the pace slows in middle reels as plot gives way to the troupe's enjoyable stage performances.

March 11, 2008 | Full Review…

Not amazing but watchable.

March 11, 2008 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It seems like everyone had a ball; I know I did.

March 11, 2008 | Full Review…

This absorbing film boasts several outstanding performances as well as a richness in both story and character that is much too rare these days.

March 11, 2008

With time, place and mood sensitively evoked, this is solid, intelligent entertainment, mercifully free of the usual 'Oirish' clichés.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

There's magic in it.

March 6, 2005

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