The Irishman

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The Irishman ★★½ 1978

Set in 1920s Australia, the tale of a proud North Queensland family and their struggles to stay together. The Irish immigrant father is a teamster whose horse-drawn wagons are threatened by progress. His fight to preserve old ways is impressive, but gives way to sentimentality. 108m/C VHS, DVD . AU Lou Brown, Michael Craig, Simon Burke, Robyn Nevin, Bryan Brown; D: Donald Crombie; W: Donald Crombie; C: Peter James; M: Charles Marawood.