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War of the Buttons 1995

4.7 out of 5 stars (96) IMDb 7.5/10

The children of two Irish towns located on either side of an inlet in County Cork, form small armies and battle against each other in a neverending quest for supremacy.

Starring:
Gregg Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney
Runtime:
1 hour, 34 minutes

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By A Customer on 31 May 2003
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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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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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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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By A Customer on 2 Jan. 2004
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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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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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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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By A Customer on 29 Nov. 2002
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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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For anyone that likes good old fashioned fun then this film is a must, I watched it years ago and loved it, two gangs of boys who have rivalry but in a good way. My little grandson loves it and so does Grandad!!!
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