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The Guard

Brendan Gleeson | IRISH OFFICER Brendan Gleeson as Sgt. Gerry Boyle in The Guard

IRISH OFFICER Brendan Gleeson as Sgt. Gerry Boyle in The Guard (Jonathan Hession)

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The Guard

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Comedy; Starring: Don Cheadle, Brendan Gleeson; Director: John Michael McDonagh; Runtime (in minutes): 96; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Brendan Gleeson, with a brogue as thick as Guinness, plays a small-town Irish cop who’s a ?real character — a complacent enforcer with a crazy-flaky streak. You never know just what he’s going to say, yet since the quirky insults fly out of his mouth with sitcom precision, in another sense you never don’t know. In this offbeat buddy-cop comedy, Don Cheadle, as an FBI agent trying to stop a drug ring, makes the perfect foil. B

Originally posted July 26 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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