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A Prayer for the Dying

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Original title
A Prayer for the Dying
Year
Running time
108 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Edmund Ward, Martin Lynch (Novel: Jack Higgins)
Music
Bill Conti
Cinematography
Mike Garfath
Cast
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Producer
Samuel Goldwyn
Genre
Thriller | Terrorism. IRA
Synopsis / Plot
Martin Fallon is an IRA bomber who tries to blow up a troop truck but instead kills a bus load of school children. He loses heart and quits the movement and goes to London trying to leave the U.K. and start a new life. The IRA wants him back (he knows too much) and the local crime boss, Meehan, will only help him if he performs one last hit, on a rival crime boss. When Fallon does perform the hit, he is seen by a catholic priest. He refuses to kill an innocent again and must find a way to escape the police without killing the priest who can identify him SUMMARY Based on the Jack Higgins novel of the same name, A Prayer for the Dying follows an IRA hitman (Rourke) who has seen enough and wants to come clean. Chased the cops and the IRA as well as a notorious gangster, Rourke (as Martin Fallon) has to protect a priest who he has implicated in a murder.
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