|Bloom 2003 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Sean Walsh
Cast: Stephen Rea, Angeline Ball, Hugh O'Conor, Patrick Bergin, Alan Devlin, Phelim Drew, Maria Hayden, Eoin McCarthy, Alvaro Lucchesi, Neili Conroy, Mark Huberman, Des Braiden, Neili Conroy, Paul Ronan, Eoin McCarthy
Set in Dublin on June 16, 1904, this screen adaptation of James Joyce's "Ulysses" features Angeline Ball as the adulterous Molly Bloom; Stephen Rea as Molly's introspective husband, Leopold; and Hugh O'Conor as the struggling poet, Stephen Dedalus. The story unfolds through a stream of consciousness as the viewer glimpses the inner thoughts of Molly, Leopold, and Stephen.
|The Escapist 2002 R, 88 min.|
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Andy Serkis, Gary Lewis, Jodhi May, Paloma Baeza, Vas Blackwood, Phil Barantini, Paul Ronan, Barry Barnes, Barry Cassin, Rachel O'Riordan, Des Braiden
Criminal Ricky Barnes (Andy Serkis) breaks into Denis's (Jonny Lee Miller) house, kills Denis's wife, is caught, and sent to prison. The distraught Denis seeks revenge, so he commits a crime, hoping to be put in the prison holding Ricky. In order to gain entry into the high security prison, Denis attempts escape after escape until finally being placed in Ricky's prison. Now, it's revenge time.
|Kidnapped 1995 TV, 185 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Action / Drama
Director: Ivan Passer
Cast: Armand Assante, Brian McCardie, Patrick Malahide, Gerry O'Brien, Michael Kitchen, Brian Blessed, Adam Blackwood, Brian McGrath, Des Braiden, Antoine Byrne, Catherine Byrne, Alan Stanford, Michael James Ford, Dave Duffy, Luke Hayden
This is an excellent rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of the adventures of David Balfour (Brian McCardie) and his friend Alan Breck (Armand Assante). David tries to regain his Scottish nobleman birthright in late 18th-century England.
|Oliver Twist 1997 TV, 95 min.|
Genre: Family / Drama
Director: Tony Bill
Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Elijah Wood, David O'Hara, Alex Trench, Antoine Byrne, Olivia Caffrey, Anthony Finigan, Eileen Colgan, Maria Charles, Des Braiden, Eilish Moore, Lisa Dwan, Conor Evans, A.J. Kennedy, Jeffrey O'Toole
This is another good TV filming of the oft-told tale of the orphaned Oliver (Alex Trench). The excellent cast includes Richard Dreyfuss as the dastardly Fagin and contributes to the story of Oliver's life on the streets of London as part of a thieving gang.
|1. Bloom (2003)|
2. The Escapist (2002)
3. Kidnapped (1995)
4. Oliver Twist (1997)
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