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Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a bus load of school children. He loses heart and quits the movement and goes to London trying to leave the U.K. and start a new life. The IRA wants him back (he knows too much) and the local crime boss, Meehan, will only help him if he performs one last hit, on a rival crime boss. When Fallon does perform the hit, he is seen by a catholic priest. He refuses to kill an innocent again and must find a way to escape the police without killing the priest who can identify him. Written by
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Superb. Thought-provoking. Gritty. A very rare find.
A kind of restrained action movie shot in a manner of "Black Eagle" with a very deep psychological implication. I'm thankful to our TV that it aired this film during the dark transition times in our country. The final scene is, probably, the best psychological scene to ever appear in an action flick. No spoilers here, because you should see it.
It helps to fill the futility of down-to-earth existence and the power of salvation, which is so near and so simple but at the same time cannot be obtained so easily. Blood and tears, crying and praying.
An excellent cast must be mentioned. For instance, Mr Arnold would have demolished this subtle picture.
A "cornerstone" movie of the 20th century cinema - one of those movies, which make me respect American film industry. The highest achievement in the genre "drama". Should be mentioned together with "Ben-Hur", "Ostrov", "Solyaris", and "Once upon a Time in China".
10 out of 10. Thank you for attention.
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