The Guard is a comedy about a small town Irish cop with no interest in international drug rings who is paired with a straight laced FBI agent so they can bring down some bad dudes.
So the small town cop runs his town his own way. He isn’t a bad guy, but he does like prostitutes, and he doesn’t follow the law to the letter. Also, he’s sorta racist, but in a remarkably lovable way. You should watch the trailer, it’s a riot.
Oh, and Don Cheadle is a black guy, so they sorta butt heads, but in a loveable way.
In case you were worried The Guard wouldn’t have any true Irish cred, John Michael McDonagh is the write/director. He wrote Ned Kelly, and his name sound Irish as heck. So he’s probably Ukranian or Thai.
Wouldn’t that be weird?
The Guard Trailer
Movie Release Date
July 29, 2011.
Who’s In It?
Don Cheadle … FBI agent Wendell Everett
Liam Cunningham … Francis Sheehy
David Wilmot … Liam O’Leary
Rory Keenan … Garda Aidan McBride
Mark Strong … Clive Cornell
Fionnula Flanagan … Eileen Boyle
Dominique McElligott … Aoife O’Carroll
Sarah Greene … Sinead Mulligan
Katarina Cas … Gabriela McBride
Pat Shortt … Colum Hennessey
Darren Healy … Jimmy Moody
Laurence Kinlan … Photographer
Gary Lydon … Garda Inspector Gerry Stanton
What’s Good About It?
Gleeson is a fantastic actor, and Cheadle is underrated. Hopefully The Guard fully exploits their combined talents.
What’s Bad About It?
It’s a relatively small production, and The Guard is currently only set for a limited release.
Our Clever Prediction
Tough one, but it’ll likely not make much money. That doesn’t mean it won’t be good, it just might not be a huge success.