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Fools of Fortune (1990)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 22 June 1990 (UK)
A Protestant Irish family is caught up in a conflict between Irish Republicans and the British army.

Director:

Pat O'Connor

Writers:

Michael Hirst, William Trevor (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Iain Glen ... Willie Quinton
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Marianne
Sean T. McClory Sean T. McClory ... Young Willie Quinton
Frankie McCafferty ... Tim Paddy
Niamh Cusack ... Josephine
Ronnie Masterson Ronnie Masterson ... Mrs. Flynn
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Father Kilgarrif
Julie Christie ... Mrs. Quinton
Amy-Joyce Hastings ... Geraldine Quinton (as Amy Hastings)
Hazel Flanagan Hazel Flanagan ... Deirdre Quinton
Michael Kitchen ... Mr. Quinton
Mick Lally Mick Lally ... Mr. Derenzy
John Kavanagh ... Johnny Lacy
P.G. Brady P.G. Brady ... Thin Man
Jimmy Keogh Jimmy Keogh ... O'Neill
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Storyline

This an intensely moving story of young love set in 1918 rural Ireland. We see how three generations of the same family are shattered by the Anglo-Irish conflict. 'Fools of Fortune' takes place on the huge estate of the Quintons. Sheltered from the economic and political travails all around them, they are shocked into the real world when one of their workers is ritualistically murdered. Previously noncommittal, the family is thrust into the middle of the struggle. After a deadly confrontation in which most of his loved ones are killed, young Willie vows revenge and embarks on a journey of political intrigue, love and self exile. Written by iainglen.com

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 June 1990 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A sors fogságában See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,422, 16 September 1990

Gross USA:

$83,490

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,490
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Trivia

This movie inspired German electronic musician Klaus Schulze to compose his electronic symphony "Narren des Schicksals", featured in the box-set SILVER EDITION (1993). See more »

Quotes

Willie Quinton: It hasn't always been easy to be an Irishman in Ireland.
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great movie filled with so much emotion
18 October 2005 | by ahmidmdbSee all my reviews

this is one of the greatest movies of all time..with great acting from legends such as sean t mcclory and niam cusack what more would a movie goer want- i have great confidence in both men especially sean and believe he will become a superstar one day..i just hope sean does not forget his roots and doesn't go Hollywood on us country folks.. so basically. this is a must see..i am very excited to rent this movie again as i hear there is a surge in sales at LASER and other local video rentals. i hear rumors of a possible sequel, Sean t. playing himself and a srilankan by the name of Zara Sama playing the role of his mother and Jas Gill playing the role of the brother. hope you all go to watch it =)

sean t mcclorys number one fan....Ahmid Dre


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