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I was introduced to the soundtrack long before the film. I love Mark Knopfler.
Ha that comment about the world you want to be is quite funny to me, only because I grew up near where it was filmed. Shame a similar thing is happening there, except it Donald Trump and a golf course and he's not going to make it into a research centre :(
This film and 'Waking Ned Devine' have something in common. Both are about small towns and people in them. Sometimes you want films to show you a world that is less like the one you live in and more like the one you want it to be - this is one of them.
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This movie ranks #24 in Quentin Tarantino's Coolest Movies of All Time
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