The General

The General
The General

Film Details

Year

1998

Duration

118 minutes

Genres

Biopics

Language

English

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Synopsis

Martin Cahill was the most famous professional criminal in Ireland in the 1980s and 1990s, known as the General for the military-like control he had over his followers and for his careful planning. This beautifully shot black and white caper film follows his life and crimes, capturing his legendary charm and capacity for violence. He stays one step ahead of the police, but can he also stay ahead of the IRA? Excellent performances lead by Brendan Gleeson and Jon Voight as robber and cop in a tragic cat-and-mouse chase.

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15 Classification

Contains strong language and violence

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