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The Courier (1988)

When a courier at the D-Day Courier Service mistakenly finds a pile of money in his regular delivery, he does some digging only to discover that the messenger company is a front for a drug ... See full summary »

Directors:

Frank Deasy, Joe Lee

Writer:

Frank Deasy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Padraig O'Loinsigh ... Mark
Cait O'Riordan Cait O'Riordan ... Colette
Gabriel Byrne ... Val
Ian Bannen ... McGuigan
Patrick Bergin ... Christy
Andrew Connolly ... Danny
Michelle Houlden Michelle Houlden ... Sharon
Mary Ryan Mary Ryan ... Carol
Dave Duffy ... Dunne
Caroline Rothwell Caroline Rothwell ... Receptionist
Joe Savino ... Video Editor
Stuart Dunne Stuart Dunne ... Tony
Martin Dunne Martin Dunne ... Alfie
Mick Egan Mick Egan ... Barman
Mark Flanagan Mark Flanagan ... Sharon's Baby
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When a courier at the D-Day Courier Service mistakenly finds a pile of money in his regular delivery, he does some digging only to discover that the messenger company is a front for a drug ring. A reformed drug user himself, he sets out to crack the lethal ring. Written by The Freak

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

Irish | English

Release Date:

14 December 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Kurier See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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One for the bargain bin
3 February 2006 | by gaelforce10See all my reviews

I first saw this film, when it first came out back in the 80's. Ireland was still very much a backwater in those days and Irish actors had yet to make it to the A list in Hollywood. So to see an Irish film on the big screen was a novelty. It wore off quickly, It still comes across as very amateur, some of it is still cringworthy. Sometimes it feels as if the actors are straight out of acting school despite having actors such as Gabriel Byrne, who in fairness carries off his character with aplomb and who was still very much a household name in those days. Back then I thought of it as mediocre, now this film is embarrassing. Interesting, only, for the views of preboom Dublin and the soundtrack.


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