Fools of Fortune


1h 49m 1990

Brief Synopsis

After his family and ancestral home are destroyed by the British Army at the onset of the Irish war of independence, a withdrawn young man bides his time until he can exact revenge.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Filmfour International; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Working Title Films
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Bac Films Distribution; Gaga Communications (Parent); New Line Cinema; Palace Pictures; Rca/Columbia Pictures Home Video
Location
Dublin, Ireland; Millingar, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

After his family and ancestral home are destroyed by the British Army at the onset of the Irish war of independence, a withdrawn young man bides his time until he can exact revenge.

Crew

David Appleby

Stills

Jack Armstrong

Boom Operator

Campbell Askew

Dialogue Editor

Libbie Barr

Script Supervisor

Miri Ben-shlomo

Makeup Assistant

Tim Bevan

Executive Producer

Gay Brabazon

2nd Assistant Director

Michael Bradsell

Editor

Graham Bradstreet

Executive Producer

Kevin Brazier

Dialogue Editor

Tina Brophy

Runner

Jackie Butler

Carpenter

Frank Connor

Stills

Louis Conroy

Gaffer

Seamus Corcoran

Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Seamus Corcoran

Other

Dougal Cousins

Production Runner

Bill Craske

1st Assistant Director

Shawn Creagh

Other

Noel Cullen

Other

Barrie Cunningham

Carpenter

Edward Cunningham

Other

Jerry Deegan

Carpenter

Mike Deegan

Construction Manager

Con Dempsey

Other

Maura Dillon

Stand-In

Peter Dorney

Other

Peter Dorney

Director Of Photography 2nd Unit (2nd Unit)

Pat Dunne

Other

Jim Farrell

Other

Gerry Fearon

Transportation

Jonathan Finn

Production Assistant

Paul Fleming

Other

John R Foster

Other

Mike Fox

Camera Operator

Tony Garrett

Other

Austin Gaskin

Other

Barry Gibb

Property Master

Howard Gibbins

Location Manager

Julian Gordon-hastings

Sound Recording

Martin Grace

Stunt Coordinator

Marisa Guagenti

Other

Brendan Gunn

Dialogue Coach

Henry Harris

Art Direction

Paco Hayes

Sound Maintenance

Pat Hayes

Sound Recording Mixer

Debra Hayward

Assistant (To The Producer)

Caroline Hewitt

Associate Producer

Michael Hirst

Screenwriter

Patrick Isherwood

Production Accountant

Pacal Jones

Other

Jamie Leonard

Production Designer

Sarah Lucraft

Production Accountant Assistant

John Mcdonnell

Location Assistant

Pat Mcmahon

Other

Debbie Mcwilliams

Casting

Miranda Melville

Set Decorator

John Mitchell

Other

Margaret Moggan

Assistant Director Trainee

Owan Monahan

Dressing Props

Judy Moorcroft

Costume Designer

Fiona Morham

Production Coordinator

Keith Morton

Wardrobe Supervisor

Lisa Mulcahy

3rd Assistant Director

Tony Nicholson

Props (Standby)

Robin O'donoghue

Sound Rerecording Mixer

Jimmy O'mara

Stagehand

Darryl Paterson

Dressing Props

Leslie Pearson

Other

Steve Price

Music Recording

Jill Quertier

Production Buyer

Luke Quigley

Grip

Robert Quinn

Floor Runner

Sue Quinn

Wardrobe Assistant

Sarah Radclyffe

Producer

Bobby Richardson

Other

Morag Ross

Makeup

Dave Roth

Other

Phil Searls

Carpenter

Pat Short

Stagehand

Annie Siggins

Art Direction Assistant

Willie Smith

Stand-In

Ted Stickley

Dressing Props

Graham Sutton

1st Assistant Editor

Fiachra Trench

Music Arranger

David Trent

2nd Assistant Editor

William Trevor

Source Material (From Novel)

Derek Wallace

Props (Standby)

Brian Warner

Special Effects Supervisor

Colleen Woodcock

Publicist

Jerzy Zielinski

Director Of Photography

Jerzy Zielinski

Other

Hans Zimmer

Music

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1990
Production Company
Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; Filmfour International; Polygram Filmed Entertainment; Working Title Films
Distribution Company
ALLIANCE RELEASING/NEW LINE CINEMA (NEW LINE); Alliance Releasing; Alliance Releasing; Bac Films Distribution; Gaga Communications (Parent); New Line Cinema; Palace Pictures; Rca/Columbia Pictures Home Video
Location
Dublin, Ireland; Millingar, Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 14, 1990

Wide Release in United States October 12, 1990

Released in United States October 26, 1990

Released in United States on Video July 3, 1991

Released in United States May 1990

Released in United States September 1990

Released in United States November 1990

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 1990.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 6-15, 1990.

Shown at Barcelona Film Festival November 6-14, 1990.

Completed shooting October 27, 1989.

Began shooting September 4, 1989.

Released in United States Fall September 14, 1990

Released in United States October 26, 1990

Released in United States on Video July 3, 1991

Released in United States May 1990 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (market) May 10-21, 1990.)

Released in United States September 1990 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 6-15, 1990.)

Released in United States November 1990 (Shown at Barcelona Film Festival November 6-14, 1990.)

Wide Release in United States October 12, 1990