The General

This is a playful, somewhat fictionalized account of the life and times of Irish gang-boss Martin Cahill, and a fine return to form for writer-director John Boorman. Cahill, nicknamed "The General" by the press and his fellow Dubliners, became one of Ireland's most notorious criminals of the 1980s, thanks to a string of audacious robberies that netted him...read more

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01:31 — The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill. Pulling off a series of daring robberies that stunned 1980's Ireland attracts unwa (more…)

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  • Released: 1998
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This is a playful, somewhat fictionalized account of the life and times of Irish gang-boss Martin Cahill, and a fine return to form for writer-director John Boorman. Cahill, nicknamed "The General" by the press and his fellow Dubliners, became one of Irela… (more)

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