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Time Out saysGrimly authentic by all accounts about life in 1973 Belfast, this first feature about Northern Ireland still seems more a piece of crusading Americana: a young, war-scarred American idealist enlists in the IRA only to find he is worth more to them dead than alive. From there it trades on the sensationalism and realism of its material: torture, bitterness, and sudden violent death. More confusing than illuminating, it's a film which will rely more on its reputation than its achievement; at a time when 'anything goes', is this one of the limits?
Cast and crew
Niall Toibin, Frank Grimes, Elizabeth Begley, Bosco Hogan, Ray McAnally, Joe Lynch, Allan Cuthbertson, Geoffrey Palmer, TP McKenna, Niall O'Brien, Craig Wasson, Sterling Hayden, Patricia Quinn, Gabriel Byrne