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The Guard
Directed by John Michael McDonagh
Produced by Chris Clark
Flora Fernandez-Marengo
Ed Guiney
Andrew Lowe
Executive producers:
Paul Brett
Don Cheadle
Martin McDonagh
David Nash
Ralph Kamp
Lenore Zerman
Written by John Michael McDonagh
Starring Brendan Gleeson
Don Cheadle
Liam Cunningham
David Wilmot
Cinematography Larry Smith
Editing by Chris Gill
Studio Crescendo Productions
Element Pictures
Reprisal Films
Distributed by Element Pictures
Optimum Releasing
Country Ireland
Language English

The Guard is a Irish comedy thriller film written and directed by Ned Kelly screenwriter John Michael McDonagh, and starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle.[1][2]



An unorthodox Irish policeman (Brendan Gleeson) joins forces with a strait-laced FBI agent (Don Cheadle) to take on an international drug smuggling gang in Ireland.[1][2]


Principal filming began on October 29, 2009, in Spiddal Co. Galway. Filming is scheduled for six weeks in Connemara, Spiddal and Barna with some scenes for filming in Wicklow.[1] Involved companies are Reprisal Films and Element Pictures in association with Prescience, Aegis Film Fund, UK Film Council and Crescendo Productions, with the participation of An Bord Scannán na hÉireann (Irish Film Board).[1] International sales are being handled by Metropolis Films and the film is to be released by Optimum Releasing in the United Kingdom and Element Pictures Distribution in Ireland.[1][3][4]



Film producers include Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez-Marengo, Ed Guiney, and Andrew Lowe, with executive producers Paul Brett, Don Cheadle, Martin McDonagh, David Nash, Ralph Kamp, and Lenore Zerman.[1] Director John Michael McDonagh is known for his screenplay for the 2003 film Ned Kelly and as writer/director of the 2000 film The Second Death.[1] Film director Larry Smith is known for his work on Eyes Wide Shut and production designer John-Paul Kelly for his work on Venus.[1][3][4]

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