War of the Buttons
Rival gangs of young Irish kids enjoin in constantly escalating battles that ultimately entails the removal of the buttons from the clothes of captured losers. While the shenanigans cause obvious problems, the two leaders of the groups nonetheless develop a grudging admiration of the other and an estranged friendship.Remake of the 1962 French movie 'La Guerre des boutons".
- Gregg Fitzgerald
- John Coffey
- Anthony Cunningham
- John Crowley
- Thomas Kavanagh
- Darragh Naughton
- Gerard Kearney
- Kevin O'Malley
- Brendan McNamara
- John Cleere
- Stuart Dannell-Foran
- Eveanna Ryan
- Colm Meaney
- Johnny Murphy
- Liam Cunningham
- Danielle Tuite
10 member reviews/ratings for this MovieAverage Rating: (6.90 / 10)
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This is my favorite version of this classic French tale.My Movie Rating: 7 / 10
A well made film with humour and pathos and the director managing to achieve almost the impossible these days, or in 1994 for that matter - getting boys to run about in their birthday suits. The scene with the battle at the castle was very well done, something that was missing from the French original. Plenty of action with plenty of boys though this time with the inevitable intervention of some girls. Ah well.My Movie Rating: 6 / 10
The Irish remake of an earlier French film. Both rather nice to watch, but leaving no permanent imprint on the viewer's mind.My Movie Rating: 6 / 10
I enjoyed this one a lot! That's basically due to the amount of kids and the depiction of the Irish countryside as the main setting. All the actors - without exception - do a perfect job. I especially liked the smouldering tension between Geronimo and Fergus, the two leaders. The way the two gangs clash into each other is both amusing and absorbing. The movie has a tremendous amount of natural, genuine charm to it. It is both sincere and blithe. There ought to be more movies like this one. Entertaining and intriguing at the same time, with some nice twists and unexpected events. The cultural dimension, as the movie takes place in Ireland, is another argument to see it. Friendship and fidelity are some of the main themes. Just to recommend for an entertaining evening.My Movie Rating: 9 / 10
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