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A Man of No Importance (1994)

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99 min | Comedy, Drama

Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar Wilde, his...See moreAlfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar Wilde, his hobby is putting on amateur theatre productions in the local church hall. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship, disapproval, and the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s. Written by Michael C. Berch See less
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Barry Devlin (screenplay)
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$ 36,606
Gross (USA)
$ 920,916
Gross (World)
$ 920,916
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Feb 1995 (United States)

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Albert Finney
Alfred Byrne Alfred Byrne   See fewer
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Brenda Fricker
Lily Byrne Lily Byrne   See fewer
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Michael Gambon
Ivor J. Carney Ivor J. Carney   See fewer
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Tara Fitzgerald
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Rufus Sewell
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Patrick Malahide
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David Kelly
Christy Ward Christy Ward   See fewer
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Mick Lally
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Anna Manahan
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Joe Pilkington
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Brendan Conroy
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Joan O'Hara
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Eileen Conroy
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Maureen Egan
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Paddy Ashe
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Pat Killalea
Phil Curran Phil Curran   See fewer
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Dylan Tighe
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6.8 / 10 | 858 votes