The Guard(Movie, 2011)

| 1h 36min | Genres: Action, Comedy, Thriller, Crime
The GuardRating: 3.5/5 (with 397397 votes)
The Guard is a 2011 Irish buddy cop comedy film written and directed by John Michael McDonagh, starring Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong and Liam Cunningham. The film received critical acclaim and was a box office success. Both Gleeson and Cheadle received acclaim for their performances, with Gleeson receiving a Golden Globe Award nomination. McDonagh was in turn nominated for a BAFTA Award for his writing achievement. It is the most successful independent Irish film of all time in terms of Irish box-office receipts, overtaking The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006), which previously held this status. ()
Movie poster of The Guard

Where to watch The Guard (cinema/streaming/download)?

"The Guard" is currently available on 2 providers. The Guard can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 1h 35min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 36min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 1h 35min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 36min
Also available at on: DVD

About The Guard

Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett assigned to the case.

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Trailer for The Guard + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

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Additional Information

Official websites:
Production country: Ireland
Plays in: Ireland
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN), Irish (GA)
Translated into 26 languages: Bulgarian (BG), Czech (CS), Danish (DA), German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Lithuanian (LT), Latvian (LV), Dutch (NL), Polish (PL), Portuguese (PT), Romanian (RO), Russian (RU), Slovak (SK), Swedish (SV), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Vietnamese (VI), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 07/29/2011 (World premiere: 07/07/2011)
Producer: Chris Clark
Screenwriter: John Michael McDonagh
Executive Producer: Martin McDonagh
Film Editor: Chris Gill
Director of Photography: Larry Smith
Composer: Calexico
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"O Guarda"
"El irlandés"
"A Guardista"
"Odnazhdy v Irlandii"
"Pomáhať a chrániť"
"El Guardia"
"Вбити ірландця"
Budget: 6,000,000 USD
Revenue: 19,560,274 USD (= 326%)

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