Danny Boy (1982)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 11, 1984 (USA - Limited), May 18, 1984 (USA - Unknown), May 18, 1984 (USA)  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom, Ireland  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Synopsis by Paul Brenner

Writer/director Neil Jordan's debut feature is a tense thriller played out amid the violence in Northern Ireland. Stephen Rea stars as Danny, a saxophone player in a traveling band who witnesses the brutal murders of the manager of the band (who is involved in some extortion payoffs) and a deaf and dumb girl, who has seen the killing of the manager. After observing these cold-blooded executions, Danny becomes obsessed with hunting down the killers. His obsession develops into a murderous rage so intense that he ends up becoming as heartless a killer as the people he is trying to find.



murder, revenge, killing, witness, Irish [nationality], musician, music, hunting, search, self-discovery, band [music group], investigation


High Historical Importance