The Guard

(2011)

Overview

Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. 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.

  1. John Michael McDonagh

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Brendan Gleeson

    Brendan Gleeson

    Sergeant Gerry Boyle

  2. Don Cheadle

    Don Cheadle

    FBI agent Wendell Everett

  3. Liam Cunningham

    Liam Cunningham

    Francis Sheehy

  4. Mark Strong

    Mark Strong

    Clive Cornell

  5. Katarina Čas

    Katarina Čas

    Gabriela McBride

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The Guard
The Guard

Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • July 29, 2011
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $19,560,274.00

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