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The crying game

Author: Neil JordanStephen WoolleyStephen ReaJaye DavidsonForest Whitaker; et al; All authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Distributed by Lions Gate Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Collector's edView all editions and formats
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An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus changes his name and gets a job as a day laborer. He starts seeing Dil, who knows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Thriller
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Jordan; Stephen Woolley; Stephen Rea; Jaye Davidson; Forest Whitaker; Miranda Richardson; Jim Broadbent; Adrian Dunbar; Breffini McKenna; Miramax Films.; Palace Pictures.; Channel Four Films (Firm); Lions Gate Home Entertainment.; et al
OCLC Number: 56899350
Language Note: In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned in English.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1992.
Newly remastered version.
Special features: alternate ending; director commentary soundtrack; Northern troubles featurette which examines the war in Northern Ireland; making-of featurettes: Irish luck, English love, The marketing of an American independent and Discussing The crying game; Modern day at Madame Jojo's, a featurette on a popular drag-queen club in London; trailers.
Credits: Director of photography, Ian Wilson ; art director, Chris Seagers ; editor, Kant Pan ; music, Anne Dudley ; costume designer, Sandy Powell ; production designer, Jim Clay ; special effects supervisor, Peter Hutchinson.
Cast: Stephen Rea, Jaye Davidson, Forest Whitaker, Miranda Richardson, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Brown, Adrian Dunbar, Breffini McKenna, Joe Savino, Birdie Sweeney, Andree Bernard.
Awards: Academy Awards, USA, 1993: Oscar - Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Neil Jordan); London Critics Circle Film Awards, 1993: ALFS Award - British Director of the Year (Neil Jordan); British Producer of the Year (Stephen Woolley); British Screenwriter of the Year (Neil Jordan).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for sexuality, strong violence and language.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., or DTS 5.1 surround.
Other Titles: Crying game (Motion picture)
Responsibility: Miramax Films ; a Neil Jordan film ; produced by Stephen Woolley ; written and directed by Neil Jordan ; a Palace and Channel Four Films presentation in association with Eurotrustees ... [et al.].

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An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus changes his name and gets a job as a day laborer. He starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' real background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus does not know either.

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