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Story

The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policeman must join forces to take on an international drug-smuggling gang: one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI Agent.

Sergean Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality, and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in Counta 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.

Agent Everett has led an American life of privilege, complete with the highest levels of formal education. Consumed with his pursuit of justice, Everett has no interest in the district of Connemara other than as a backdrop to solve the case. He underestimates the townspeople, especially Sergeant Boyle. Everett looks down on Boyle as a low-level provincial policeman with a limited and flippant view of the world. Boyle sees Evertt as a by-the-book policeman with a chip on his shoulder and no understanding of how the real world runs.

Despite the fact that Boyle seems more interested in mocking and undermining Everett than in actively working to solve the case, Boyle finds that circumstances keep pulling him back into the thick of it. First, his tiresomely enthusiastic new partner disappears. Then his favorite hooker attempts to blackmail him into turning a blind eye to the case. Finally, the drug-traffickers he's trying to find try to buy him off--as they have every other member of the local police force.

As unconventional as Boyle is, these events unwittingly offend his murky moral code. He realizes that he needs to take matters into his own hands, and that Everett is the only person he can trust. And so the scene is set for an unlikely friendship and explosive finalie.

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Cast

Brendan GleesonSgt. Gerry Boyle
Don CheadleFBI Agent Wendell Everett
Liam CunninghamFrancis Sheehy
David WilmotLiam O'Leary
Rory KeenanGarda Aidan McBride
Mark StrongClive Cornell
Fionnula FlanaganEileen Boyle
Dominique McElligottAoife O'Carroll
Sarah GreeneSinead Mulligan
Katarina CasGabriela McBride
Pat ShorttColum Hennessey
Darren HealyJimmy Moody
Laurence KinlanPhotographer
Gary LydonGarda Inspector Gerry Stanton
Ronan CollinsYoung Man in Car
Dermot HealyOld Farmer
Dominick hewittHenchman
Sharon KearneyWoman at Bartley's House
Michael Og LaneEugene Moloney
Conor MoloneyDetective
Giedrius NagysHenchman
Mark O'HalloranGarda No. 1
Wale OjoDoctor Oleyuwo
Eamonn OlwillPriest
David PearseBartley
Gary RobinsonHenchman
Owen SharpeBilly Devaney

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