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Into the West (1992)

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Grandpa Ward gives a horse he found to his grandchildren, who keep it in their tower-block flat in Dublin. The horse is stolen from them, and the two young boys set out to find it and flee on it.

Director:

Mike Newell

Writers:

Jim Sheridan, David Keating (additional writing)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gabriel Byrne ... Papa Reilly
Ellen Barkin ... Kathleen
Ciarán Fitzgerald ... Ossie
Rúaidhrí Conroy ... Tito (as Ruaidhrí Conroy)
David Kelly ... Grandfather
Johnny Murphy ... Tracker
Colm Meaney ... Barreller
John Kavanagh ... Hartnett
Brendan Gleeson ... Inspector Bolger
Jim Norton ... Superintendant O'Mara
Anita Reeves Anita Reeves ... Mrs. Murphy
Ray McBride Ray McBride ... Mr. Murphy
Dave Duffy ... Morrissey
Stuart Dannell-Foran Stuart Dannell-Foran ... Conor Murphy (as Stuart Dannell)
Becca Hollinshead Becca Hollinshead ... Birdy Murphy
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A gigantic white stallion appears mysteriously to a Traveller grandfather and his two grandsons in an Irish slum. Since, puzzlingly, the younger of the two boys is the only individual who can control the horse, ownership falls to him and his older brother by default. There being no place for the animal, they move him into the apartment of their alcoholic Traveller father. Police remove him and, in a shady deal, he ends up under control of a wealthy, underhanded horse breeder. The boys manage to retrieve him and escape on his back, but the stallion seems to have his own travelling agenda. Written by JH

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Accused of a crime they didn't commit, two city kids and a magical horse are about to become the coolest outlaws ever to ride Into The West. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild language and violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ellen Barkin and Gabriel Byrne were married to each other when the film was made. See more »

Goofs

The horse ranges in color, from gray with darker gray mane and tail, to almost completely white, and a very noticeable braid in his mane disappears and reappears throughout. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Papa Reilly: [to his son] You're not gonna return there again. You have to pretend your name is Murphy. Do you understand that?
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Connections

Featured in Century of Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Eyes of a Child
Music and Lyrics by Rick Jude and Matthew Garey
Performed by Garden of Joy
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A Delightful Surprise
5 November 2003 | by rebus29See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this excellent movie while waiting for another program to begin. I was so enthralled with the characters, plot and the visual feast of the Irish countryside that I quite forgot the other program, and continued to watch until the very lovely, emotionally stirring ending. Since then, I've watched "Into the West" on many occasions and now own the VHS tape. The main characters may be children, and the premise/box blurb would seem to portray a fantasy tale, but let me assure you this is no ordinary piece of kiddie fluff. For centuries the Travellers/Irish Tinkers/Gypsies have been persecuted, rejected, enslaved and murdered by the millions. This movie shows the contempt and disregard of government and society which these beautiful, free-living people have endured for most of recorded history while telling a story which is uplifting and enlightening. Do yourself a favor and watch this movie. You will laugh, you will cry, you will thoroughly enjoy it. It gets a "10" from my family! God Bless the Poor Travellers!!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,410,414, 19 September 1993

Gross USA:

$4,790,801

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,790,801
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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