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Waiting For Dublin (2007)

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A '40s-era fighter pilot accepts a drunken bet to shoot down at least five enemy aircraft as he heads off to war, subsequently realizing that there's more on the line than he initially thought. New Year's Eve, 1944: Lieutenant Mike Clark (Andrew Keegan) will be shipping out to Europe soon, but for now he's drinking the night away in grand fashion. Striking up a conversation with a mysterious stranger named Vito (Karl Shiels), Mike accepts a 10,000-dollar wager to become a certified war ace. The catch? Vito isn't just your average benevolent patriot, but the nephew of notorious Chicago gangster Al Capone. Now, in order to avoid the wrath of public enemy number one, Lieutenant Clark takes to the skies with guns blazing. But just as Lieutenant Clark prepares to shoot down his fifth German plane, he's forced to make an emergency landing in Ireland. Will Lieutenant Clark find a way to repair his plane and make good on his wager, or has he already flown his final sortie?

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Cast

Andrew Keegan
as Mike Clarke
Hugh O'Conor
as Twickers
Karl Shiels
as Vito Massucci
Des Braiden
as Father Quinlan
Kevin Flood
as Dr. Mahoney
Sheila Flitton
as Old Crone
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Critic Reviews for Waiting For Dublin

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

An agonizingly amateurish WWII rom-com.

March 13, 2009 | Full Review…

Stiff acting and a clunky script are at odds with the visual suavity, though at a mere 83 minutes, the film won't make you wait long for the sentimental denouement.

March 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Waiting for Dublin can't end soon enough.

March 13, 2009

A movie so unendurably bad it deserves to be put down like a sick dog.

March 12, 2009 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…
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Its shrill amateurishness makes it feel homemade in all the wrong ways.

March 12, 2009 | Rating: D | Full Review…

Now and then comes an Irish comedy that pinches your cheek so hard in its attempt to charm the only recourse is to hole up with a triple bill of fatalistic Romanian dramas. And quickly

March 12, 2009 | Rating: 1.5/5

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