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TitleBEYOND THE PALE
Production companyMaiden Voyage Pictures
Country of originUSA
ProducerCLARKE, Patrick
ALVINO, Jack
DirectorBAZALA, George
Script/AdaptationCLARKE, Patrick
BAZALA, George
PhotographyVARDY, Adam
Sound recordingALVEREZ, David
EditingSULLIVAN, Michael L.
Production designULASINSKI, Walter
Executive producerHAYNES, Thomas J.
DROHAN, John
BASS, Lawrence
BECKER, Glenn
Music composerGINSBERG, Ned
LIPOVAC, Nevin
CastPatrick Clarke (Patrick Shaw), Con Horgan (Seamus O'Sullivan), Beverley Elder (Helen), Roger Davis (Jeffrey), Malachy McCourt (Tom), Ruth Miller, Valentina Olmos
Colourcol
SoundDolby Stereo
Duration80
Release date1999
CopyIFA
SummaryIrishman Patrick Shaw enters the United States illegally with his wayward friend Seamus O'Sullivan. Arriving in New York, the pair start out with dreams of striking it rich, but soon find themselves in dead-end jobs and they drift apart. As Seamus pursues various schemes, the more cautious Patrick devotes himself to looking after Tom, an alcoholic author down on his luck, and courting Helen, a struggling actress who is trying to extricate herself from a sordid relationship with a much older man. Everything falls apart when Tom hits rock-bottom, Seamus becomes more reckless, and Patrick confronts Helen's ex-boyfriend, Jeffrey.
ReferenceProduction notes for Beyond the Pale (2000). Notes include: cast and crew lists, festivals attended to date, awards, short synopsis, the journey. Held at the Tiernan MacBride of the Film Institute of Ireland.
Irish Times (Sound and Vision), 11/8/2000: 13, 'Unacceptable Forces', review by Hugh Linehan.
In Dublin, 10/8/2000: 32, review by Declan Burke.
Press Release for Beyond the Pale.
'Malachy McCourt to Open Irish Premiere', 17/7/2001: 5. Held at the Tiernan MacBride of the Film Institute of Ireland.
'It's Pitt the Younger' (Dermot Hayes). Held at the Tiernan MacBride of the Film Institute of Ireland.
Irish Echo, 8/1/1997: 1, 'Paddy Clarke Rah Rah Rah: Film Maker Embarks on Maiden Voyage (Kevin McHugh). Held at the Tiernan MacBride of the Film Institute of Ireland.
'New Yoik New Yoik' (Annette O'Meara). Held at the Tiernan MacBride of the Film Institute of Ireland.
Fleadh News, 11/7/1999, 'Frankie's Fancies' (Frankie Mulrooney).
Variety, 11/7/1999: 18, 'Galway Fest Eyes Emigre Experiences' (Paul Power).
Irish Echo, 14-20/4/99: 1. Held at the Tiernan MacBride of the Film Institute of Ireland.
Cineaste, Vol XXIV, No 2-3, 'Film in the Fifth Province'.
Sunday World, 18/9/1999, 'How Beverly Keeps in Tip Top Condition', (Gillian Fox)
'News from the Front'. Held at the Tiernan MacBride of the Film Institute of Ireland.
Format35mm
DistributorBord Scannan na h'Eireann/The Irish Film Board.
LanguageEnglish
Production creditsp.c.: Maiden Voyage Pictures, p: Patrick Clarke, Jack Alvino, d: George Bazala, sc: Patrick Clarke, George Bazala, dop: Adam Vardy, ed: Michael R. Sullivan, p.dsgn: Walter Ulasinski, m: Ned Ginsberg, addt.m: Nevin Lipovac, s: David Alvarez, exec.p.: Thomas J. Haynes, John Drohan, Lawrence Bass, Glenn Becker. Distributed in Ireland with the Support of Bord Scannan na h'Eireann/The Irish Film Board.
LocationIreland
New York
RightsMaiden Voyage Pictures
6 King's Court
7-8 Aughrim Street
Dublin 7
Tel: 8688219
Genre/CategoryFeature Film Drama
KeywordsMigration
Irish-America
Irish diaspora
Illegal immigration
Employment
Jobs
Relationships
Writers

Contact: irishfilm@tcd.ie | Last updated: Nov 27 2006.