R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the I.R.A., the U.V.F., and members of his own team.
When the film was shown in theaters, it was in black-and-white, but when it aired on American cable television networks, it was shown in color.
We never should have bought this house. You never own things. You never own things. The things own you.
The movie shows the raid on the jewelry manufacturers Thomas O'Connor and Sons in Harold's Cross, Dublin, which took place July 27th, 1983. The raiders use a Volkswagen T4 Transporter in the movie that wasn't in production in 1983 - this model was introduced onto the market in 1991.
£286,365 (UK) (31 May 1998)
$1,211,865 (USA) (23 May 1999)
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