The Guard


1h 36m 2011

Brief Synopsis

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 t

Film Details

Also Known As
Guard, Guard - Ein Ire sieht schwarz, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Ascot Elite; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Element Pictures; Hindsight Media Services, Ltd.; Irish Film Board; The Cutting Edge Group; Timeless Films; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; 24 Bilder; A Contracorriente Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Blitz-Cine Star; Eagle Pictures; Element Pictures; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Eone; Filmladen Gmbh; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Premium Film; RCV Distribution; SND-Groupe M6; Scanbox Entertainment; Sfd; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Studiocanal UK
Location
Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

Synopsis

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. Left to run his territory to his liking for many years, he is not at all impressed when the FBI comes to town.

Film Details

Also Known As
Guard, Guard - Ein Ire sieht schwarz, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
Ascot Elite; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Element Pictures; Hindsight Media Services, Ltd.; Irish Film Board; The Cutting Edge Group; Timeless Films; U.K. Film Council
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; 24 Bilder; A Contracorriente Films; Ascot Elite Entertainment Group; Blitz-Cine Star; Eagle Pictures; Element Pictures; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Eone; Filmladen Gmbh; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); Premium Film; RCV Distribution; SND-Groupe M6; Scanbox Entertainment; Sfd; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Studiocanal UK
Location
Ireland

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 36m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video January 3, 2012

Limited Release in United States Summer July 29, 2011

Released in United States on Video January 3, 2012

Released in United States 2011 (Spotlight)

Released in United States 2011 (World Cinema Dramatic Competition)

Released in United States 2011

Sony Pictures Classics acquired domestic rights at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival for an estimated $1 million.

Released in United States 2011 (Summer Showcase)

Limited Release in United States Summer July 29, 2011