The Playboys (1992)

Plot: Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney). The arrival of a dramatic troupe stirs things up even more, especially when she falls in love with one of the “Playboys”, Tom Casey (Aidan Quinn)

Director: Gillies MacKinnon

Writing Credits: Shane Connaughton and Kerry Crabbe

Cast: Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright, Milo O’Shea, Alan Devlin, Niamh Cusack, Ian McElhinney and Stella McCusker.

Music by: Jean-Claude Petit

Genre: Drama

Release Date: April 24, 1992 (USA) | May 29, 1992 (UK)

Box Office USA: $4,906,900

BO Opening Weekend: $32,525 | 2 theaters | $16,262 average

Filming Dates: June/August 1991

Filming Locations: Redhills Village, County Cavan, Ireland

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 109 minutes

Trivia:
-Annette Bening was originally going to play Tara but had to drop out because she was pregnant.

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  1. The playboys is a high quality film with great performances. For me it was one of the great roles of robin wright in her career … For years it was probably her best role until films such as She’s so lovely arrived. Tara is a jewel of character.

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