Strength and Honour

Strength and Honour

Infobox Film
name = Strength and Honour

image_size =
caption = Theatrical release poster
director = Mark Mahon
producer = Mark Mahon
writer = Mark Mahon
narrator =
starring = Michael Madsen
Vinnie Jones
Richard Chamberlain
Patrick Bergin
Luke Whelton
music = Ilan Eshkeri
cinematography = Alan Almond
editing = Kate Coggins
distributor = Eclipse Pictures (Ireland)
Maron Pictures (US)
released = November 30, 2007 (Ireland)
runtime = 104 min
country = IRL
language = English
budget =
gross =
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id =
imdb_id = 0787515

"Strength and Honour" is a boxing film that was shot in Cork, Ireland. Filming took place in the city and county including Kinsale, Rochestown, Passage West and the un-opened maternity ward of the Cork University Hospital as well as the new airport. It was released on the 20th of November 2007 in Ireland and was test screened on the 7th of December 2007 in the United States. It was given a 15A rating in Ireland.

The film had its market premiere screening at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2007, and won the "Best Picture" and "Best Actor" awards at the Boston Film Festival. [ [ RTÉ.ie Entertainment: Irish film wins at Boston Film Festival ] ]

The film's tagline was: "Wounds Heal, Scars Fade, Glory is forever".


Set in contemporary Cork, Strength and Honour tells the story of a young Irish boxer who accidentally kills his friend in the ring.

Following this, he promises his wife that he will never box again. However, when he discovers his only son is dying of the same hereditary heart disorder, which has taken his wife, he is forced to break his promise.

Cast and Director

*Mark Mahon ... Director
*Michael Madsen ... Sean Kelleher
*Vinnie Jones ... Smasher O'Driscoll
*Patrick Bergin ... Papa Boss
*Richard Chamberlain ... Denis O'Leary
*Gary Cashman ... Blackie



* []
* Sunday Times. 25 November 2007. Gerry McCarthy. (Link needed.)
* [ Irish Times (Donald Clarke)]
* [ Variety (Ronnie Scheib)]

External links

*imdb title|id=0787515
* [ Official Strength And Honour website]

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