The Pier

Ireland, USA 2011

Director: Gerard Hurley; screenplay: Gerard Hurley; cinematography: Jesse Cain; editing: Frank Reid; production design: Antonia Spamatie; music: Maurice Seezer; producers: Gerard Hurley, Jim Stark; production company: Black Equus Film; Irish location: Co. Cork; duration: 83’.

Cast: Karl Johnson, Gerard Hurley, Lili Taylor.



Jack McCarthy left Ireland for America 20 years ago when his business failed and he had to get out in a hurry. Now he is called home by his father, Larry, who says he’s dying. Finding his father apparently fit enough to hit golf balls in a field of cattle, Jack is furious, but decides to stay in Cork. The two have not spoken to each other for twenty years, returning to live together will not be easy.


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