R | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller
An unorthodox Irish policeman with a confrontational personality is partnered with an up-tight F.B.I. agent to investigate an international drug-smuggling ring.
The fourth collaboration of Irish actors Brendan Gleeson and Liam Cunningham.
Sergeant Gerry Boyle:
I don't think your mammy would be too pleased about that now.
Sergeant Gerry Boyle: What a beautiful fuckin' day.
The Irish Folk Band in the "Hooker Bar" scene plays a tune which is listed in the credits as "The Star of the County Down". This information is incorrect, though.
The tune itself got published in 1726 by Alexander Stuart in the book "Music for Allan Ramsay's Collection of Scots Songs" and was named "Gilderoy", only later (end of 19th century) did Cathal Mac Garvey write the lyrics for "The Star of the County Down", but other songs have been written to the tune also: "My Love Nell", "Divers and Lazarus", "The Murder of Maria Martin", "Mary from Blackwater Side", "When first I left old Ireland" all used the same melody.
Since the song was performed as an instrumental only, it is definitely wrong to credit it as "The Star of the County Down".
$76,834 31 July 2011