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Sweety Barrett (1998)

The Tale of Sweety Barrett (original title)
TV-14 | | Crime, Drama | 16 April 1999 (Ireland)
Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.

Director:

Stephen Bradley

Writer:

Stephen Bradley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan O'Carroll ... Rissolli
Brendan Gleeson ... Sweety Barrett
Tony Rohr ... Flick Hennessy
Andrew Scott ... Danny
Agnes Bernelle Agnes Bernelle ... Mrs. Walsh
Frankie McCafferty ... Arthur Meany
Kevin Flood Kevin Flood ... Fisherman
Lynda Steadman Lynda Steadman ... Anne King
Dylan Murphy Dylan Murphy ... Conor King
Liam Cunningham ... Detective Bone
Dawn Bradfield Dawn Bradfield ... Mary the Waitress
Cillian Murphy ... Pat the Barman
Dean Griffin Dean Griffin ... Hey-Horse Kid
Raymond Kean Raymond Kean ... Uniform One
Mikel Murfi Mikel Murfi ... Uniform Two
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Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.

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Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Cillian Murphy and Brendan Gleeson also appear in 28 Days Later... (2002), Cold Mountain (2003), Breakfast on Pluto (2005) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015). See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Written by Charles Warfield/Claranco Williams
Performed by Vic Damone
By kind permission of MCA Music and Redwood Music and courtesy of Capitol Records
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Best film I have ever seen
18 December 2013 | by ailfionnSee all my reviews

If you asked me to name my number one film of all time, It's not the ShawShank or the other usual suspects!. The tale of Sweety Barrett is my number 1. It is the only film I have ever watched that makes me want to cry. If I were Brendan Gleeson, this would be the one film I would be most proud of (and God knows he has some great films). I understand that most people won't or don't get it, (I watched Raging Bull and thought it was Rubish!) but if you are one of the few that does, you will Love this film. The story is about a guy who is a bit simple, but has some very unusual talents, can drink just about anything, is as hardy as a rock and strong as an OX. It's a simple tale without the usual special effects


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Country:

Ireland | Iceland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1999 (Ireland) See more »

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