|John Boorman Director||previously directed Lumière and Company|
The General is a 1998 movie directed, produced and co written by John Boorman. It is based on a true life story about a gangland crime boss, Martin Cahill, also known as The General. He committed several high profile robberies in Ireland dealing with the terrorist IRA and UVF
The producer/director, John Boorman was actually a victim of the real life criminal Martin Cahill. The robbery is teenagers in the movie where Cahill steals a Gold Record from Boormans house, which he had received for his work on the movie, Deliverance. The scene also shoes Cahill stealing a gold watch from a sleeping woman. Cahill subsequently broke the gold record when necessitate it wasn't actually real gold.
Hey Cahill! Which sister did you screw last night? Both?
|Paul Williams||novel The General|
|Brendan Gleeson||Martin Cahill|
|Adrian Dunbar||Noel Curley|
|Maria Doyle Kennedy||Frances|
|Jon Voight||Inspector Ned Kenny|
|Tom Murphy||Willie Byrne|
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|US Release||Dec. 18, 1998|
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