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Manions of America

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4.0 out of 5 stars A fairly good movie May 16 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I liked the story line of the movie and the acting was first-rate, however the sound at times was not very good and it was hard to hear what the actors were saying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, Romantic and Interesting Historically April 23 2002
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Format:VHS Tape|Verified Purchase
This story of the Manion family, led by Rory Manion(formerly O'Manion), is an interesting and pretty accurate depiction of the trials and triumphs of the Irish immigrants driven out of Ireland by the Great Famine of the mid-1840's and "washed up" on the shores of America. This was the first time I ever saw Pierce Brosnan (who plays Rory O'Manion)and it seemed very likely that he was going on to bigger and better things because he was the perfect romantic Irish rebel. The saga of how he meets and falls in love with the daughter of the local British landlord (Kate Mulgrew) brings into play a great deal of the history of the Irish struggle for independence from the time of the Young Irelanders through the years of immigration, the American Civil War (and the Irish Brigade) and the discrimination against the Irish when they first came to America. The subplot involving Rory's sister (Linda Perl) and her suitors is less involving but overall the movie captures a great deal of the turbulence of that era and introduces us to the young, and very sexy, Brosnan. My biggest complaint is with the darkness of the tape--I've seen it on video and on TV and it is always quite dark--apparently not just a defective individual tape.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Manions of American.....a Classic! Nov. 10 1999
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Format:VHS Tape
Came upon this series on the Romance Channel quite by accident. Missed about 1 hour of the first part of the series. I was completely caught up in it within minutes. I've always admired the work of Kate Mulgrew. In spite of most of the scenes being very dark....could have been the quality of the cable transmission...the production was absolutely spell-binding.
By in large, it was a marvelous treatment of a part of history not often covered....the reason the Irish left Ireland and their struggles in America.
The cast was stupendous. Lina Purl is a delight.
I would recommend this video to any American History buffs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My review of Manions of America Oct. 19 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:VHS Tape
Grab your tissue you'll need the whole box. Kate did a great job on this movie. So did Pierce Branson. It was a movie that I will continue to watch for a long time. If you love drama this is your movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Moving Tale of The Irish Fight for Their Way of Life Dec 4 2003
By K. Burkholder - Published on Amazon.com
This is the story of Rory O'Manion (Pierce Brosnan) from young adult hood and his fight against the oppressive English in Ireland. From the potato famine and loss of his mother, to his love for the English landlord's daughter Rachel (Kate Mulgrew: of Star Trek Voyager),and subsequent flight to the shores of America. From poor to rich in America, but still longing for the freedom for his beloved Ireland. Also starring Linda Purl (The Exorcist), Nicholas Hammond (Sound of Music, Spiderman), David Soul (Starsky & Hutch), and Simon MacCorkindale. Very moving, interesting to watch Pierce Brosnan in the early days of his career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars dorie June 30 2013
By Doris M. Edwards - Published on Amazon.com
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It was very interesting to learn this was Pierce Brosnan first movie. It has a good story about an Irish immigrant moving to Philadelphia. Pierce did a great job acting the lead role as a successful businessman. Good picture quality in Widescreen 16.9 with Dolby Digital 5.1 sound.
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