September 21, 2007 at 1:17 pm #1043inkyMember
Ive just heard that Strength and honour (shot in Cork) has picked up 2 awards at the Boston Film Festival (the launchpad festival for, among other Oscar winners, ‘American Beauty’) and has been strongly tipped for Oscar glory in ‘Best Film’ Category.
Well done to all crew and cast involved, including Lisa, Mary, Derek etc…
No doubt all egomotion actors who took part will be receiving their notification of Best Actor/Best Supporting Actor nomination in the post soon.
Good news for Cork all roundSeptember 21, 2007 at 2:40 pm #3845SeanMember
Right on the Ball there P,
It’s not been announced anywhere yet on internet ( well the closing gala is tonight in the middle of the night )
We may yet see a release of it here ,
By the way it was billed as " the world Premiere of ‘Strength and Honour’ by Mark Mahon and starring Michael Madsen ."September 21, 2007 at 3:11 pm #3846inkyMember
as far as i know, Madsen picked up ‘Best Actor’ and the other award was ‘Best Film’September 25, 2007 at 1:59 pm #3847SeanBreathnachKeymaster
There’s some info on it here:
http://www.iftn.ie/?act1=record&aid=73& … ews&only=1
Good news alright. Hopefully he’ll start filming his new feature here in the near future.
www.seanbreathnach.comSeptember 25, 2007 at 2:14 pm #3848SeanMember
Says it’s getting a theatrical release and all , 30th Nov across Ireland Eh
Eclipse is the distributor .November 9, 2007 at 12:31 pm #3849corkactorMember
Ya, the cast are to be interviewed on the Late Late Show on Friday week 16th nov. The premiere is on the Monday In the cork opera house.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=<object width="425" height="350"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/9kDjMUlxtoE"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/9kDjMUlxtoE" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"></embed></object>[/youtube:59b01]November 20, 2007 at 10:28 am #3850
The premiere of Strength and Honour went down really well last night. Whether you love this film of hate it, it has to be said that the level of work and support gone into this film is wonderful to see. Well done to Mark Mahon who did something in Cork that has never been done on this scale before and to all the cast and crew involved, especially the members of the forum!
The film itself is the tale of a man who has to find all his physical and emotional strength to save the life of his son by taking part in an illegal bare knuckle boxing tournament. In a personal opinion some of the bigger performances were a bit weak but the local ones really made up for it. Vinny Jone’s character went down really well with the audience but it was obvious that the local performances were the favourites. Special mention should go to Michael Rawley who played "Chaser McGrath". The sub-plot in this film pulls on the heart strings harder than the main plot and this is mostly due to both Michael Rawleys great performance and Gail Fitzpatricks wonderful portrayal as "Mammy"
Pat Short was at it again with another amazing comical performance as "Wheeler McCoy". Not to forget Cork’s own Neil Prendeville’s great little cameo, which has to be said was really well played.
On an even more personal note i have to congratulate the lads, well done to Frank Hurley for getting a speaking part albeit a minor one, Michael Nagle again for a great speaking part and of course to all the local extras that took part many of which are members of the forum.November 30, 2007 at 12:04 pm #3851
first review of Strength and honour has been put up on entertainment.ie, not a good review I’m afraid..December 1, 2007 at 6:22 pm #3852John HowardMember
Id agree with that alrite he Maden didnt give the scene what it absolutely needed- real emotion! Im a big fan of Madsen and I thought it was his worst performance by far! The dialogue was cheesy in a lot of parts, like Luke Whelton’s lines were irritating, the audience were laughing at so many serious moments. I loved some of the shots and the music score was great. Some local performances stole the show! Vinnie did very well with his part and his accent! Madsen’s accent was appauling like, it changed at so many points aswell as it being totally wrong!December 2, 2007 at 1:36 pm #3853
another reviewDecember 4, 2007 at 12:56 pm #3854AdrianMember
The sunday times gave it 1(out of 5).
b.t.w. I never knew that Richard Chamberlain has played Jason Bourne!
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