The General

The extraordinary true story of the rise and fall of the gangster, Martin Cahill.

The General (1998)

DramaActionCrimeThriller

In a twenty-year career marked by obsessive secrecy, brutality and meticulous planning, Cahill netted over £40 million. He was untouchable - until a bullet from an IRA hitman ended it all.

Director: John Boorman

Release Date: 1998-05-01
Status: Released
Run time: 124 min / 2:4
Revenue: $1,214,198
Production Companies : Merlin Films, J & M, Screen Ireland
Production Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom

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Brendan Gleeson
Martin Cahill
Adrian Dunbar
Noel Curley
Sean McGinley
Gary
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Frances
Angeline Ball
Tina
Jon Voight
Inspector Ned Kenny
Eanna MacLiam
Jimmy
Tom Murphy
Willie Byrne
John Cronin
Aiden
Paul Hickey
Anthony
Ciarán Fitzgerald
Tommy
Ned Dennehy
Gay
Pat Laffan
Sgt. Patrick Higgins
Eamonn Owens
Young Martin Cahill
Ronan Wilmot
James Donovan
David Wilmot
Assassin
Stephen Brennan
Arthur Ryan
Brendan Coyle
UVF Leader
Jim Sheridan
CPAD Leader
Vinny Murphy
Harry
Roxanna Nic Liam
Orla
Pat Laffan
Police Sergeant Patrick Higgins
Colleen O'Neill
Patricia
Maebh Gorby
Sylvie
Frank Melia
Lawless
Lynn Cahill
Arcade Woman
Don Wycherley
Henry Mackie, Cahill's Defence
Pat Kinevane
Desk Guard
Barry McGovern
IRA Man 1
Patrick Condren
IRA Man 2
Darren Miley
Young Anthony
Mark Quigley
Young Paddy
Frank Laverty
Garda 1
Kieran Hurley
Garda 2
Cathy White
Tour Guide
Anne Kent
Mrs Cahill
Donncha Crowley
1962 Priest
Aoife Moriarty
Young Frances
Clive Geraghty
Commissioner
Neilí Conroy
Maeve
Peter-Hugo Daly
Beavis, Fence
Des Cave
HC Chairman
Brendan Conroy
Corporation Official
Brian McGrath
Doctor
Alan Barry
Judge 2
Pat Leavy
Mrs Duggan
Niamh Lineham
Reporter
Jason Byrne
Reporter 2
Owen O'Neill
Revenue Man 1
David Carey
Revenue Man 2
Ann Doyle
TV Newsreader
Emma McIvor
Woman Worker
Daragh Kelly
Young Detective
Andrew Bennett
Hollyfield Priest
Anthony Fox
Garda 3
Gavin Kelty
Young Hood 1
Darren Healy
Young Hood 2
Jeff O'Toole
Young Hood 3
Mark Dunne
Young Hood 4
Gerard Kearney
Young Hood 5
Tony Flynn
Security Guard
Jim Reid
Mr Crenshaw
Liz Schwartz
Nanny
Ami Hedges
Baby
Karl Deegan
Garda 4
Mick O'Brien
Garda 5
Des O'Malley
Himself
Kevin Flood
Judge

Crew

Directing John Boorman Director
Writing John Boorman Author
Production John Boorman Producer
Sound Richie Buckley Music
Camera Seamus Deasy Director of Photography
Production Jina Jay Casting
Editing Ron Davis Editor

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