A Further Gesture (1997) Movie

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Ratings / Votes
5.6/ 10 (264 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for violence, language and some sexuality

Production Company
Channel Four Films [gb]
Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft (NDF) [de]
Pony Canyon [jp]
Road Movies Dritte Produktionen [de]
Samson Films [ie]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Singapore) - 28 August 1997
(Sweden) - 5 September 1997
(UK) - 5 December 1997
(USA) - 20 February 1998
(Iceland) - 10 June 1998

Running Time


assassination, beer-drinking, brother-sister-relationship, car-theft, dictator, exploding-car, female-nudity, fiesta, flashback, friendship, helicopter, hotel-room, immigrant, independent-film, irish-republican-army, jailbreak, kitchen, knife-wound, new-york-skyline, prison-life, restaurant, roadblock, shot-in-the-chest, stabbed-in-the-back, surgery,

Technical Support
MET:2769 m - (Sweden)
RAT:1.85 : 1

Full Cast

  1. Ball, Seamus as [Tallylodge Prison Officer] <16>
  2. Bass, George as [Ramon's Driver]
  3. Bradford, Toby (I) as [Charlie] <12>
  4. Council, Richard (I) as [FBI Agent No: 1]
  5. Doran, James (II) as (as James Duran) [Gate Prison Officer] <17>
  6. Dormer, Richard as [Joe] <10>
  7. Fernández, Esteban (I) as [Ramon]
  8. Giamatti, Paul as [Hotel Clerk]
  9. Gleeson, Brendan (I) as [Richard] <4>
  10. Gorman, Jim (I) as (uncredited) [Prison Officer]
  11. Grayson, Jerry (I) as [Restaurant Manager]
  12. Heaybeard, Roy as [Food Lorry Driver] <11>
  13. Hogg, B.J. as [Albert] <15>
  14. Kelly, Brian (XXXVI) as (as Brian Vincent) [Lorenzo Bausch]
  15. Mahmud-Bey, Shiek as [Knifeman]
  16. Malcolm, Graeme as [Lattimer]
  17. McCafferty, Frankie as [Danny] <7>
  18. McGinley, Sean as [Tommy Breen] <8>
  19. Mendoza, Mario (I) as [Moustachioed Man]
  20. Molina, Alfred as [Tulio] <2>
  21. Mundi, Coati as [Pepe]
  22. O'Connor, Ronan as [Young Barman]
  23. Rea, Stephen (I) as [Sean Dowd] <1>
  24. Roberts, Ndehru as [Kid Gun Dealer]
  25. Ronan, Paul as [Liam] <9>
  26. Rothman, John as [FBI Agent No: 2]
  27. Sanz, Jorge (I) as [Paco] <5>
  28. Snider, Barry as [Eamonn]
  29. Solarino, Kenneth as [Subway Man]
  30. Taylor, Robert (II) as [Visiting Room Prison Officer] <14>
  31. Vince, Pruitt Taylor as [Scott] <6>
  32. Kennedy, Maria Doyle as [Roisin] <13>
  33. O'Kane, Deirdre as [Breen's Girlfriend] <18>
  34. Oms, Alba as [Stall Owner]
  35. Pastor, Rosana as [Monica] <3>
  36. Seymour, Cara as (as Caroline Seymour) [Junkie]
  37. Yenque, Teresa as (uncredited) [Guatemalan Woman]


  1. Drama
  2. Romance
  3. Thriller

Full Plot

Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets him stabbed, one of the restaurant employees takes him in and finds him medical care. As Dowd recovers in the flat of Tulio and Tulio's sister Monica, he realizes that these Guatemalan exiles share his rebellious principles. When he learns they are planning a political assassination, he offers to help. His attraction to Monica contributes to his willingness to volunteer. However, the cops are closing in on him: can he make the hit, protect his new friends, and escape with Monica? Plot not found

Movie Certificate

16 (Iceland)
16 (Argentina)
M (Australia)
U (France)
15 (Sweden)

Music Composers

  1. Davey, Shaun (I)
  2. Keane, John E. (as John Keane)
  3. Kloser, Harald
  4. Schobel, Thomas (co-composer)


BIM Distribuzione [it] - (Italy)
Castle Hill Productions [us] - (1998) (USA)
Gativideo [ar] - (1999) (Argentina) (VHS)
Líder Films [es] - (1998) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Manuel Salvador [es] - (UK)
Mondo Films/Sunday Films [fr] - (France)

Film Editors

  1. Hirakubo, Masahiro


  1. Armstrong, Nicola (I) (production runner)
  2. Barrer, Jane (location manager: New York)
  3. Best, Pippa (assistant to producers)
  4. Bing, Tracey (assistant: Robert Dornheim)
  5. Blais, Jenn (set production assistant)
  6. Brand, Jeanine (senior office production assistant)
  7. Burke, Renee (script supervisor) (as Renee Foley Burke)
  8. Byrden, Paula (office production assistant)
  9. Connaughton, Tara (assistant: Stephen Rea)
  10. Dorney, Sile (assistant production accountant)
  11. Giardino Finnerty, Theresa (assistant auditor)
  12. Harnett, Susan (assistant to producers)
  13. Harris, Constance (I) (location manager)
  14. Helene, Jill (stand-in)
  15. Hennegan, J. Bradley (set production assistant)
  16. Hiller, Steffi (I) (production auditor: Germany)
  17. Hoffman, Jonathan (I) (set production assistant)
  18. Kane, Miriam (assistant production accountant)
  19. Kelsall, Karen (script supervisor: New York)
  20. Kolomitz, Nancy (key production assistant: New York)
  21. Leavey, Tom (second unit coordinator)
  22. Maguire, Tom (III) (assistant: Robert Dornheim)
  23. McKenna, John (I) (chief armorer)
  24. Morrisey, Doreen (office production assistant)
  25. O'Brien, Melissa (production coordinator: New York)
  26. O'Connor, Ronan (set production assistant)
  27. O'Malley, Louise (production accountant) (as Louise Westaway)
  28. Parker, Lisa (II) (production coordinator)
  29. Pearson, Cathy (assistant location manager)
  30. Pfennigs, Daniele (production coordinator: Germany)
  31. Rezac, Amy (office production assistant: New York)
  32. Sevey, Joseph P. (location production assistant)
  33. Sheehy, David (production accountant)
  34. Spencer, Roxy (script editor)
  35. Van Alstyne, Eric (stand-in)
  36. Vila, François (press agent)
  37. Yaccino, Lisa (set production assistant)

Other Titles

  1. Das letzte Attentat (1997) (ENG)

  2. The Break (1998) (ENG)

  3. Un gesto más (1997) (ENG)