• The General (1998)

The General

Release Date: December 18th, 1998

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

This fact-based film begins with the murder of Martin Cahill (Brendan Gleeson), one of Ireland's most infamous and violent criminals. Dying, Cahill reflects on his life -- being raised on the hardscrabble streets of Dublin, his years in reform school, learning to steal at an early age and rising from petty thief to powerful crime boss known for his brazen armed robberies. And throughout, tenacious policeman Ned Kenny (Jon Voight) dedicatedly pursuing him.

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight, Eanna Macliam, Tom Murphy

Director: John Boorman

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Merlin Films, J&M Entertainment, Irish Film Board

Keywords: Fascinating, Wife, Gritty, Rise, Emotional, 1980s, Underdog, Pursuit

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