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A Prayer for the Dying (1987)

R
107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Martin, an IRA hitman, is seen by a catholic priest while carrying out a hit. He grows a bond with the priest and his niece. But his past and his former employers put all their lives in danger.
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Director
Writers
Jack Higgins (novel) | Edmund Ward (screenplay) | Martin Lynch (screenplay)
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Michael Garfath (as Mike Garfath)
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$ 6,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 881,793
Gross (USA)
$ 1,432,687
Gross (World)
$ 1,432,687
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Sep 11, 1987 (United States)
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31 cast members
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Mickey Rourke
Martin Fallon Martin Fallon   See fewer
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Bob Hoskins
Father Michael Da Costa Father Michael Da Costa   See fewer
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Alan Bates
Jack Meehan Jack Meehan   See fewer
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Christopher Fulford
Billy Meehan Billy Meehan   See fewer
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Liam Neeson
Liam Docherty Liam Docherty   See fewer
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Leonard Termo
Bonati Bonati   See fewer
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Camille Coduri
Jenny Fox Jenny Fox   See fewer
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Maurice O'Connell
Superintendant Miller Superintendant Miller   See fewer
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Alison Doody
Siobhan Donovan Siobhan Donovan   See fewer
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Karl Johnson
Fitzgerald Fitzgerald   See fewer
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Ian Bartholomew
Kristou Kristou   See fewer
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Peggy Aitchison
Mrs. Orton Mrs. Orton   See fewer
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Cliff Burnett
Fred Varley Fred Varley   See fewer
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Anthony Head
Rupert Rupert   See fewer
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Mark Lambert
Ainsley Ainsley   See fewer
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Stanley Beard
Krasko Krasko   See fewer
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James Saxon
Ellerman Ellerman   See fewer
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Ken Sharrock
Gaskin, Special Branch Gaskin, Special Branch   See fewer
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George Shane
O'Connor O'Connor   See fewer
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Alan Talbot
Barman Barman   See fewer
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Dave Duffy
Publican Publican   See fewer
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Robert Hamilton
Husband Husband   See fewer
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Peter Needham
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Derek Lyons
Ferry Passenger (uncredited) Ferry Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gunn Sara-Catherine
Jenny's Daughter (uncredited) Jenny's Daughter (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 4,038 votes