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War Of The Buttons [VHS]

Gregg Fitzgerald , Gerard Kearney , John Roberts    Parental Guidance   VHS Tape
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Gregg Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, Darragh Naughton, Brendan McNamara, Kevin O'Malley
  • Directors: John Roberts
  • Writers: Colin Welland, Louis Pergaud, Yves Robert
  • Producers: David Nichols, David Puttnam, Steve Norris, Stéphane Marsil
  • Language: English
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • VHS Release Date: 12 Feb 1996
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CQ8L
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 152,601 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A remake of the 1962 French film, relocated to Ireland. In a quiet corner of southwest Ireland the children of Carrickdowse and Ballydowse are involved in an undeclared war, which occurs without the knowledge of the adult population. The battle lines have already been drawn, but the war must be over by dinnertime!

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A blast!! 31 May 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I saw this movie a couple of years ago, and it was a blast from the beginning to the end. The boys were brilliant and the story great. Harmless entertainment for the whole family. I nearly laughed myself to death by the funny remarks and the lovely characters. Especially the little guy that wanted "one for the road".
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:VHS Tape
I love this movie. I was introduced to it by a friend of mine, we were both 7 or 8 at the time , the film had only resently come out, it seems like yesterday, but now was 12 years ago. As we both have irish parents we "idolised" the movie. We would learn all the words, and sing along to the song and we longed to be marie with the ribbons in our hair! This film is fun, light hearted, and you can watch it over and over again. It MUST be relased on dvd!!! And i always did want to know, who does everyone think Marie married in the end Fergus or Jerome, i think Fergus all the way!!! BUY IT , WATCH IT, EXPERENCE IT!!! The best movie ever to be made!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great family film. 7 Jun 2005
Format:VHS Tape
I saw this film for the first time recently on satellite television.The storyline and entire production is brilliant from beginning to end.I was not surprised to find that Colin Welland and Lord David Puttnam,both of "Chariots of Fire" fame, were associated with this one.The acting by all the cast,especially the children is superb.Go and buy it !
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
I stumbled across this film 8 years ago when I impulsively bought it as a Primary school resource. It's a wonderful story about two gangs of boys in small town Ireland. Instead of beating each other up, the victors cut off the shirt buttons of their victims. There is a wonderful moment when some older boys want to find out whether 'tosspot' is a dirty word so they get a little lad to go and say it to the village priest. The older boys line up at their classroom window to watch the reaction!! Underlying this basic plot is the story of one gang member who is physically abused by his father. I can't wait to watch it again.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars War of the Buttons!!! 2 Jan 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This film is about two local gangs of boys...(and a few girls) in Ireland,who fight with each other, but instead of beating one another up the cut off the buttons, shoe laces, belts and ties of their enemy!! I saw this film when it first came out,its absolutely amazing!! A must see!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Favourite film ever! 11 Sep 2013
Format:DVD
Used to watch this 2/3 times a day when inwas wee! Love it!!! Should be released in cinemas as too many people have never heard of it and are missing out!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just why hasnt this been released on DVD yet? 25 July 2005
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of the only films i remmeber from childhood worth mentioning about. i must have been around 7 when i first saw this, and still think about it today. Alot of people I know have not heard of it. Which is an absolute shame. Thing I like about it, is that a child can relate to this without the issue being too serious for them to chew on, which will explain the PG rating of course. But no kid will fully understand teh true meaning of war until their older but this does show a great step for them, and is not as horrific than making them watch "Full Metal Jacket" at 7. HAHA Could ya imagine the tears from the room or the long term psychological effects of that? lol
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars War of the buttons 29 Nov 2002
Format:VHS Tape
This film is about two gangs of boys from rival villages in Ireland, who declare war on one another, taking buttons as battle trophies. It says much for the director that the child acting is superb, and the narration is perfect. My sister and I rented this from a video shop a few years ago, and have been searching for it ever since. This should be a classic.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
Better than the French film.A lot of fun and the acting by the two leading stars was very good and beleivable.
Published 25 days ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars War of the Buttons DVD (Ireland)
Excellent little story which took me back to my childhood days. I would be very glad to recommend it to anyone
Published 1 month ago by Sydney M McCausland
4.0 out of 5 stars good film
I thoroughly enjoyed the film. It was 'Light-hearted' but with a real message behind it. would recommend this to my friends
Published 1 month ago by Ann
5.0 out of 5 stars About time too !!
All of my 3 children loved this film when they actually were kids.
For many years weve checked its availability on dvd, but to no avail. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lesley Serridge
5.0 out of 5 stars war of the buttons
This was a charming and evocative film that brought to vivid life Ireland in the mid 1970's. Acting was good across the board
Published 1 month ago by Mr David Hicks
5.0 out of 5 stars Good service
A fantastic film, a fave from when I was younger. My boys love it. Prompt delivery, thank you very much.
Published 1 month ago by Miss G M Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Brillent,
This a great film, would highly recommend, the war between the two sides of Ireland was so funny had to watch again
Published 2 months ago by Phillip Gyde
2.0 out of 5 stars simply not very good
I bought this having seen the good reviews but it's simply grim. Sorry boys, your acting is not very good. It was like watching a carry-on film without the humor. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Gloucestershire
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie!
Its been a family favourite for years,

Great story,
Great little actors.
A real feel good movie.

A must see!
Published 3 months ago by Micheál O Connor
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted the original sub-titled French version which I had seen in...
This version does not have the cute humour of the original French movie which I wanted and have landed with this version which is ok. Read more
Published 4 months ago by gautam g
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