Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Murphy's stroke

Obscure film from the 1980s about a famous horse-betting scam. With famous faces (Brosnan and Toibin) it starts off in Cork and then shows different stages where a group of Irish men con bookies over in England. They switch a horse, hold another pair from racing, and then place lots of bets in different bookies on a race on a small course. It's a TV movie (out on DVD) and though badly dated is worth a look. There's little music on the soundtrack, an explanation of the word 'craic', jumps in the storyline, lots of smoking and leering at plain women, and everyone in brown suits. Routine enough though certainly deserves to be better known.

Title: Murphy's stroke
Genre: Sports
New/old: Old
Cinema/DVD: DVD

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