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Gold in the Streets (1997)

Liam moves away from Ireland to USA, where he settles in Bronx. There he works in a little bar owned by Italian Mario and lives with other illegal immigrants who are afraid that they'll get... See full summary »

Director:

Liz Gill (as Elizabeth Gill)

Writers:

Janet Noble (play), Janet Noble (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Karl Geary ... Liam
Jim Belushi ... Mario (as James Belushi)
Ian Hart ... Des
Jared Harris ... Owen
Aidan Gillen ... Paddy
Louise Lombard ... Mary
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Mr. Costello
Andrea Irvine Andrea Irvine ... Breda
Lorraine Pilkington Lorraine Pilkington ... Rose
Candra Doherty Candra Doherty ... Deirdre
Maeve McGrath ... Siobhan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eliot Sash Eliot Sash ... Jim Belushi's Photo / Body Double
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Liam moves away from Ireland to USA, where he settles in Bronx. There he works in a little bar owned by Italian Mario and lives with other illegal immigrants who are afraid that they'll get thrown out of the country and are not sure of their place in his new life, including his cousin Des. Written by Anonymous

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A man stranded between two cultures

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1997 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold in the Streets See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Fujicolor)
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Well-handled theatre-cinema
14 February 2001 | by khatcher-2See all my reviews

If like me you like well-made versions from theatre plays turned into films, you should like this one. Elizabeth Gill did a good job of directing these young actors with an able script by Noel Pearson from the original play by Janet Noble. The story is simple enough: several young Irish people share a flat as illegal immigrants in the Bronx, going through the usual problems of finding jobs and finding a place for themselves in a rather large and inhospitable environment. The play is not lacking in humourous touches, though it is basically true drama and has its tragic moment. In this Irish-British production, the young Irish actors play excellent parts and provide several really good scenes.

Well worth seeing if you like serious cinema and you like good characterization. A surprisingly neat little piece in which you can understand and sympathise with the actors and their situations.


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