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"Cal" is a Drama/Thriller/Romance film directed by Pat O'Connor, released in the USA on August 24 of 1984 . Helen Mirren and John Lynch are starring, alongside Donal McCann, John Kavanagh, Ray McAnally and Stevan Rimkus.

Out of Ireland's struggle, a passionate love is born.

Who is the director of "Cal":

Cal was directed by Pat O'Connor, an Irish director, actor, and writer.

Before directing Cal, Pat O'Connor had directed The Ballroom of Romance, released in 1982. Since, he directed A Month in the Country, released in 1987, Stars and Bars (1988), Fools of Fortune (1990), Circle of Friends (1995), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998).

When was "Cal" released:

Cal was first released on Friday, August 24, 1984, in the United States. Also released on this day was Oxford Blues (dir. Robert Boris). This was thirty-five (35) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, November 07, 1984 in France and on Friday, May 31, 1985 in Germany.

Who is at the casting of "Cal":

At the casting of Cal we find Helen Mirren, previously seen in Excalibur (1981) and The Long Good Friday (1980); John Lynch (1871 (1990), Hardware (1990)); Donal McCann (Angel (1982), Poitín (1979)) [ more... ]

  • John Kavanagh, Tom Hickey and Seamus Forde also worked together in Circle of Friends, released in 1995.
  • John Kavanagh, Tom Hickey and Seamus Forde also worked together in Fools of Fortune, released in 1990.
  • Donal McCann, Catherine Gibson and George Shane also worked together in December Bride, released in 1990.
  • Donal McCann, Ray McAnally and Tom Hickey also worked together in High Spirits, released in 1988.

What is the Storyline of "Cal":

Cal (Lynch) is a young Catholic member of the Irish Republican Army in 1970s Northern Ireland. He is used as a driver on a nighttime murder of a member of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. The murder takes place at the victim's home in view of his family. The victim's dying words are a call for his wife, Marcella.

One year later Cal learns that the victim's widow is a librarian, Marcella (Mirren), a Catholic woman. Cal, burdened with guilt over his role in the murder, seeks to leave the IRA, but is [...]

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