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The Heart's a Wonder (1978)

TV Movie | 110 min | Drama

The film is based on John Millington Synge's play The Playboy of the Western World. Christy Mahon comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him for the crime, the locals revel in his story and ...See moreThe film is based on John Millington Synge's play The Playboy of the Western World. Christy Mahon comes into a pub and boasts that he has just killed his father. Instead of condemning him for the crime, the locals revel in his story and praise him for his deed, with the daughter of the landlord falling for this "dashing hero". Things take an even more surprising turn, when Christy's father enters the pub. See less
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Máirín O'Farrell (teleplay) | Nuala O'Farrell (teleplay) | John Millington Synge (based on play 'The Playboy of the Western World')
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Updated Dec 26, 1978

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Dec 26, 1978 (Ireland)

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11 cast members
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Dearbhla Molloy
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Macdara Ó Fátharta
Christy Mahon Christy Mahon   See fewer
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Ann O'Dwyer
Widow Quinn Widow Quinn   See fewer
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Derry Power
Shawn Keogh Shawn Keogh   See fewer
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Terry Donnelly
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Zelda Golden
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Pat Layde
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Bill McMahon
Old Mahon Old Mahon   See fewer
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