The Brylcreem Boys (1998)


In 1941, as part of an effort to remain strictly neutral, the Dublin government made a deal with both Berlin and London whereby any soldier, sailor or pilot captured on Irish soil, whether of German or Allied forces, would be interned for the duration of the war. What the Irish failed to tell was that they would intern everybody in the same camp. It is here that Canadian pilot Miles Keogh and German pilot Rudolph Von Stegenbeck meet after a fight in which both their planes were downed. Outside the camp, both fall in love with the same woman, an independent Irishwoman who refuses to take sides in their private little war.

Director: Terence Ryan.
Writers: Jamie Brown, Susan Morrall, Terence Ryan.
Stars: Billy Campbell, Chris ‘Kit’ Ryan, Jean Butler, Gabriel Byrne, Hal Fowler, Anders Jillybo, Alistair McLeod, Tim Hayes, Joe McGann, Anthony Madigan, Conor Breen, Angus Macfadyen, B.J. Hogg, Trevor Nelson, Simon Butimore, John Gordon Sinclair, Hugh Vyvyan, Jérôme Pradon, William McNamara, Marc Sinden, Oliver Tobias, Peter Woodward, Gedeon Burkhard, Marek Vasut, Rupert Wickham, Mathew Idiens, Magnus McLeod, Matthew Penry-Davey, Jack O’Dwyer, James Tiernan Ryan, Clifford Hadyn-Tovey, Michael Peberoy, Áine Ní Mhuirí, Alan Barry, Niels-Bruno Schmidt, Illiam Jones, David Artus, Donal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Nollaig Casey, Brendán de Gallaí, Steve Byrne, Lorcan Murphy, Kevin McCormack.


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  1. Steg
    March 16, 2022

    Quite enjoyable. Light drama. Some effective comedy. Some romance.
    Hogan’s Heroes as a dramedy.

  2. Kye
    March 11, 2023

    Thank you for sharing this! I am an avid-fan of Bill Campbill’s filmography, and trying to track down this film was very hard. I have archived a few of his forgotten TV shows and films, he’s a greatly-underappreciated actor!

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