Michael Collins


2h 12m 1996

Brief Synopsis

Michael Collins came of age in the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression and bloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, making hatred and distrust a national heritage and a way of life. In 1916, in what became known as the Easter Uprising, Irish revolutionaries surrendered after a six-day standoff at Dublin's General Post Office to the overwhelming military power of the British forces. Many followers, including Michael Collins and his close friend Harry Boland, were imprisoned. Upon their release, they found themselves the new leaders of the Irish independence movement. Collins' efforts to create a free and peaceful country, like the epic history of Ireland itself, would encompass romance and violence, valor and rage, burning hope and fiery tragedy. It would result in both the triumph of the free Irish Republic and the terror in Northern Ireland that continues to make bloody headlines today. And it would forever change the ways people wage wars of independence.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Historical
Biography
Period
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Ardmore Sound, Ltd.; Cine Electric, Ltd.; Digital Domain; Eastman Kodak; Evergreen Entertainment; Frameline Ltd; Framestore Cfc; Geffen Film Company; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sound One
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Synopsis

Michael Collins came of age in the early 20th century, when a monumental history of oppression and bloodshed had divided Ireland and its people, making hatred and distrust a national heritage and a way of life. In 1916, in what became known as the Easter Uprising, Irish revolutionaries surrendered after a six-day standoff at Dublin's General Post Office to the overwhelming military power of the British forces. Many followers, including Michael Collins and his close friend Harry Boland, were imprisoned. Upon their release, they found themselves the new leaders of the Irish independence movement. Collins' efforts to create a free and peaceful country, like the epic history of Ireland itself, would encompass romance and violence, valor and rage, burning hope and fiery tragedy. It would result in both the triumph of the free Irish Republic and the terror in Northern Ireland that continues to make bloody headlines today. And it would forever change the ways people wage wars of independence.

Cast

Liam Neeson

Michael Collins

Julia Roberts

Kitty Kiernan

Aidan Quinn

Harry Boland

Ian Hart

Joe O'Reilly

Richard Ingram

British Officer

John Kenny

Patrick Pearse

Roman Mccairbe

Thomas Mcdonagh

Ger O'leary

Thomas Clark

Michael Dwyer

James Connolly

Martin Murphy

Captain Lee-Wilson

Alan Rickman

Eamon De Valera

Sean Mcginley

Smith

Gary Whelan

Hoey

Frank O'sullivan

Kavanagh

Stephen Rea

Ned Broy

Frank Laverty

Sean Mckeoin

Owen O'neill

Rory O'Connor

Stuart Graham

Tom Cullen

Brendan Gleeson

Liam Tobin

Gerard Mcsorley

Cathal Brugha

Liam D'staic

Austin Stack

Owen Roe

Arthur Griffith

Paul Bennett

Cosgrave

Claude Clancy

Vaughn'S Hotel Clerk

Paul Hickey

Dublin Castle Soldier

Tom Murphy

Vinny Byrne

David Gorry

Charlie Dalton

Gary Lydon

Squad Youth No 1

David Wilmot

Squad Youth No 2

Joe Hanley

Squad Man No 1

Colm Coogan

Squad Man No 2

Aiden Grennell

Chaplain At Lincoln Jail

Dave Seymour

Lincoln Taxi Driver

Ian Mcelhinney

Belfast Detective

Tony Clarkin

Soldier On Station

Charles Dance

Soames

Luke Hayden

Mccrae

Gary Powell

Black And Tan On Larry

Max Hafler

Black And Tan On Larry

Laura Brennan

Rosie

Aidan Kelly

Gresham Hotel Bellboy

Jim Isherwood

Man Following Broy

Michael James Ford

Black And Tan

Mal Whyte

Officer In Bath

Martin Phillips

Officer In Bed

Aisling O'sullivan

Girl In Bed

Malcolm Douglas

Officer In Park

Brian Mulvey

Croke Park Hurler

Frank Patterson

Tenor In Restaurant

Peter O'brien

Pianist In Restaurant

Cafe Orchestra

Orchestra In Restaurant

Mike Mccabe

Journalist

Vinnie Mccabe

Speaker In The Dail

Alan Stanford

Vice-Consul Mccready

Gary Paul Mullen

Young Gunman

Barry Barnes

Free State Soldier

Denis Conway

Republican No 1

Don Wycherley

Republican No 2

Paraic Breathnach

Santry The Blacksmith

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Collins' Assassin

Sinead O'connor

Solo Voice

Aiden Grennelle

Crew

Terry Apsey

Construction Coordinator

Cate Arbeid

Production Coordinator

Lynda Armstrong

Supervising Makeup Artist

Nicola Armstrong

Production Assistant

Martin Asbury

Storyboard Artist

Simon Baker

Special Effects Department

David Balfour

Supervising Property Master

Ken Barley

Other

Paul E Barnes

2nd 2nd Assistant Director

John Bateman

Foley Mixer

Adrian Bell

Assistant (To Liam Neeson)

Nan Bernstein Freed

Production Manager (Us Crew)

Kim Billings

Stunt Performer

David Boulton

Adr Mixer

Alan Butler

Other

Aidan Byrne

Special Effects Department

Brendan Byrne

Special Effects Department

Kevin Byrne

Special Effects Department

Lian Callaghan

Lead Costumer

Keith Campbell

Stunt Performer

John F Carr

Electrician

David Carrigan

2nd Assistant Director

Patrick Clayton

1st Assistant Director

Triona Coen

Standby Props

Dermot Coleman

Electrician

Tom Collins

Stills Photographer

Carrie Comerford

Assistant (To Redmond Morris)

Patrick Condron

Stunt Performer

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Fiona Connon

Assistant Makeup Artist

Eileen Conroy

Other

Louis Conroy

Lighting Gaffer

Tim Pat Coogan

Thanks

Dee Corcoran

Supervising Hairdresser

Conor Coughlan

Special Effects Department

Mary Crotty

Unit Publicist

Melissa Crow

Assistant (To Julia Roberts)

Graeme Crowther

Assistant Stunt Coordinator

Noel Cullen

Best Boy

Daisy Cummins

Trainee Assistant Director

Geraldine Daly

Assistant Location Manager

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

Shane Deasy

Other

Clodagh Deegan

Assistant Costumer

Mick Deegan

Construction Manager

Glenn Delaney

Production Assistant

Paul Delaney

Assistant Sound Editor

Jill Dempsey

Crowd Casting

Steve Dent

Stunt Performer

Barry Devault

Historical Consultant (Us Crew)

Mick Devine

Unit Driver

Kenna Doeringer

Assistant Sound Editor

Bill Dowling

Video Assist Operator

Tony Doyle

Other

J Patrick Duffner

Editor

James Dunleavy

Other

Arthur Dunne

Other

Catherine Dunne

3rd Assistant Director

Eamon Dunne

Other

Nicky Dunne

Lightworks Assistant

Tommy Dunne

Dressing Props

Jamie Edgell

Stunt Performer

Pat Egan

Unit Driver

Robert Elhai

Orchestrator (Us Crew)

Steven Farrell

Sound Assistant

Lucy Fawcett

Foley Artist

Susie Figgis

Casting

David Fitzgerald

2nd Camera Pull Focus

John Fitzgerald

Assistant Music Editor

Nicholas Fitzgerald

Electrician

Tom Fleischman

Re-Recording Mixer

Dean Forster

Stunt Performer

Monica Frawley

Assistant Set Decorator

Louise Gaffney

Continuity Assistant

Arden Gantly

Art Director

Ned Ginsberg

Original Music

Matthias Gohl

Song Orchestrator ("She Moved Through The Fair")

Matthias Gohl

Music Producer (Us Crew)

Elliot Goldenthal

Orchestrator (Us Crew)

Elliot Goldenthal

Music

Elliot Goldenthal

Song Arranger ("She Moved Through The Fair")

Lynn Goldman

Production Supervisor (Us Crew)

Melanie Gore-grimes

Assistant Location Manager

David Grennan

Camera Assistant

Mark Griffin

Special Effects Department

Noel Griffin

Electrician

Steve Griffin

Stunt Performer

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

Brendan Gunn

Dialogue Coach

Nina Hartstone

Assistant Sound Editor

Pat Hayes

Adr Mixer

Paul Heasman

Stunt Performer

Paul Hedges

Dressing Props

Paul Herbert

Stunt Performer

Dominic Hewitt

Stunt Performer

Belinda Hodson

Makeup Artist

Peter Holt

Foley Editor

Tony Hopkins

Unit Driver

Kieran Horgan

Sound Recordist

Deniz Hughes

Original Music

Noga Isackson

1st Assistant Director (Us Crew)

Jim Isherwood

Stand In

Joel Iwataki

Other

Joel Iwataki

Recording Engineer

Paul Jennings

Stunt Performer

Gerry Johnston

Special Effects Coordinator

Gary Jones

Other

Neil Jordan

Screenwriter

Sarah Jordan

Production Assistant

Eddy Joseph

Supervising Sound Editor

Lonnie Kandel

Production Coordinator (Us Crew)

John Kavanagh

Unit Driver

Michael Kearns

Standby Carpenter

Louise Keating

Assistant Costumer

Liz Keily

Location Assistant

Matt Kelly

Unit Driver

Oisin Kelly

Camera Assistant

Sandra Kelly

Assistant Hairdresser

Mike King

Construction Buyer

Samantha Knox-johnston

Continuity Assistant

Sonny Kompanek

Original Music

Annette Kudrak

Assistant Sound Editor

John Lanzer

Props Buyer

Tony Lawson

Editor

Bonni Lee

Geffen Pictures Executive (Us Crew)

Richard Lee

Original Music

Hal Levinsohn

Adr Editor

Alison Levy

Assistant Production Coordinator (Us Crew)

Darren Litten

Supervisor

Adrienne Long

Art Department Assistant

Tom Lucy

Stunt Performer

Gerry Lundberg

Unit Publicist

Josie Macavin

Set Decorator

Dermot Macdorrough

Song Writer ("Macushla")

Ian Madden

Electrician

Ruan Magan

Location Manager

Des Martin

Supervisor

Paddy Mccarney

Key Production Assistant

Sinead Mcgoldrick

Editing Assistant

Sally-anne Mcintyre

Other

John Mckenna

Other

Jonathan Mckinstry

Art Director

Stephen Mclaughlin

Recording Engineer

Stephen Mclaughlin

Other

Ruth Mcmahon

Other

Chris Menges

Director Of Photography

Malcolm Middleton

Supervising Art Director

Nick Middleton

Senior Special Effects Technician

Nigel Mills

Dialogue Editor

James Mooney

Assistant Hairdresser

Redmond Morris

Co-Producer

Christo Morse

2nd Assistant Director (Us Crew)

Johnny Mulligan

Accounting Assistant

Terry Mulligan

Electrician

Brian Mulvey

Stand In

John W Murphy

Camera Grip

Paul Myler

Production Accountant

Yvette Nabel

Assistant Sound Editor

John Neligan

Assistant Property Buyer

John New

Assistant Construction Manager

Ron Newvell

Other

Eimer Nimhaoldomnaigh

Assistant Costume Designer

Geraldine Nolan

Assistant Accountant

Mike Nugent

Master Carpenter

Gabriel O'brien

Lead Costumer

Peter O'brien

Song Arranger ("Macushla")

William O'brien

Other

Sinead O'connor

Song Performer ("She Moved Through The Fair")

Anne O'donoghue

Assistant Accountant

John O'donoghue

Production Assistant

Robin O'donoghue

Preview Re-Recording Mixer

Emer O'laoghaire

Assistant Costumer

Liam O'loughlin

Unit Driver

James O'meara

Standby Stagehand

Laurence O'toole

Sign Writer

Peter O'toole

Generator Operator

Peter Ogunsalu

Other

Frank Patterson

Song Performer ("Macushla")

Tricia Perrott

Assistant Production Coordinator

Samantha Plaisted

Art Department Assistant

Gary Powell

Stunt Performer

Greg Powell

Stunt Coordinator

Sandy Powell

Costume Designer

Anthony Pratt

Production Designer

David Puttnam

Thanks

Noel Quinn

Boom Operator

Pat Rambaut

Script Supervisor

Nic Ratner

Assistant Music Editor

Brenda Rawn

Executive Assistant (To Neil Jordan)

Robert Redmond

Special Efects Department

Simon Redmond

Sign Writer

Mark Reilly

Stand In

Michael Roberts

Camera Operator

Peter Robertson

2nd Camera

Peter Robertson

Steadicam Operator

Cliff Robinson

Art Director

Morag Ross

Liam Neeson'S Makeup

Josephine Rowe

Song Writer ("Macushla")

Jac Rubenstein

Foley Editor

Mairead Sandford

Art Department Coordinator

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Romance
Drama
Historical
Biography
Period
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Ardmore Sound, Ltd.; Cine Electric, Ltd.; Digital Domain; Eastman Kodak; Evergreen Entertainment; Frameline Ltd; Framestore Cfc; Geffen Film Company; PathT International; Pathe Image; Sound One
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Dublin, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Award Nominations

Best Cinematography

1996

Best Score (Dramatic Picture)

1996

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Golden Lions for Best Film and Best Actor (Liam Neeson) at the 1996 Venice Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States October 11, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 18, 1996

Wide Release in United States October 25, 1996

Released in United States on Video April 8, 1997

Released in United States 1996

Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 7, 1996.

Began shooting July 2, 1995.

Evergreen Productions is director Neil Jordan's production company.

Completed shooting September 29, 1995.

Limited Release in United States October 11, 1996

Released in United States Fall October 11, 1996

Expanded Release in United States October 18, 1996

Wide Release in United States October 25, 1996

Released in United States on Video April 8, 1997

Released in United States 1996 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (in competition) August 29 - September 7, 1996.)

Chris Menges was co-winner, along with John Seale for "The English Patient" (USA/1996), of the 1996 award for Best Cinematography from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.