The guard

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C4 1.20am - 2.55am

Com­edy thriller⊲ As a small-town po­lice sergeant in the west of Ire­land, Bren­dan Gleeson makes the most of his over­weight, mid­dle-aged, glee­fully cyn­i­cal and de­fi­antly po­lit­i­cally in­cor­rect char­ac­ter. He has to work with strait-laced FBI agent Don Chea­dle, who ar­rives from Amer­ica to bring down a co­caine-smug­gling ring. As the case pro­ceeds in ban­ter­ing buddy-movie fash­ion, it’s clear that Bren­dan is a lot smarter than he pre­tends to be.

This quirky thriller de­liv­ers in­tri­cate plot­ting, tense stand­offs, blast­ing shootouts – and a great deal of wit. Dir: John Michael Mcdon­agh 2011, 15, 95min

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