Prayer for the Dying

Prayer for the Dying

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Director: Mike Hodges

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Bob Hoskins, Alan Bates

     
 

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A man struggling to escape the political unrest of Northern Ireland finds that his violent past still follows him in this drama. Martin Fallon (Mickey Rourke) is a terrorist with the Irish Republican Army who, while attempting to blow up a British military transport, accidentally bombs a bus full of schoolchildren. The incident haunts Fallon, who decides to quit the… See more details below

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A man struggling to escape the political unrest of Northern Ireland finds that his violent past still follows him in this drama. Martin Fallon (Mickey Rourke) is a terrorist with the Irish Republican Army who, while attempting to blow up a British military transport, accidentally bombs a bus full of schoolchildren. The incident haunts Fallon, who decides to quit the IRA and escape to London. Fallon wants to relocate to America, but he lacks a passport, and his criminal past would prevent him from getting one. Jack Meehan (Alan Bates), a British gangster who knows about Fallon's past, offers him a deal -- he can get Fallon the papers and the cash to go to America, but in return he must kill a man. A priest, Father De Costa (Bob Hoskins), witnesses Fallon committing the murder, and Fallon wants to find a way to keep De Costa quiet without putting more blood on his hands. The original director of A Prayer for the Dying, Franc Roddam, left the production midway through shooting due to disputes with the producers, and star Mickey Rourke later attempted to disassociate himself from the film.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2003
UPC:
0883904128823
Original Release:
1987
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rourke Martin Fallon
Bob Hoskins Father Da Costa
Alan Bates Jack Meehan
Sammi Davis Anna
Christopher Fulford Billy
Liam Neeson Liam Docherty
Alison Doody Siobhan Donovan
Camille Coduri Jenny
Ian Bartholomew Kristou
Mark Lambert Ainsley
Cliff Burnett Varley
Anthony Head Rupert
David Lumsden Lance
Leonard Termo Bonati
Maurice O'Connell Miller
Karl Johnson Fitzgerald
Peggy Aitchison Mrs. Orton
Stanley Beard Krasko
James Saxon Ellerman
Ken Sharrock Gaskin
George Shane O'Connor
Alan Talbot Barman
Ian McElhinney Lodger
Mark Monero Boy
Dave Duffy Publican
Robert Hamilton Husband
Margaret Wade Wife
Peter Needham Cemetery Superindentent
Norman Warwick Priest

Technical Credits
Michael Hodges Director
Peter Boyle Editor
Bill Conti Score Composer
Michael Garfath Cinematographer
Martin Grace Stunts
Evangeline Harrison Costumes/Costume Designer
Martyn Hebert Production Designer
Evan Hercules Production Designer
Nick Hobbs Stunts
Martin Lynch Screenwriter
Debbie McWilliams Casting
Chris Munro Sound/Sound Designer
Terry Needham Asst. Director
Ian Scoones Special Effects
Mary Selway Casting
Colin Skeaping Stunts
Peter Snell Producer
Edmund Ward Screenwriter

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