The Guard Movie

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Who's Involved:

Martin McDonagh, John Michael McDonagh, Rory Keenan, Ed Guiney, Don Cheadle, Mark Strong, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan, Chris Clark, David Wilmot, Andrew Lowe

Release Date:

Friday, July 29, 2011 New York / Los Angeles

pervasive language, some violence, drug material and sexual content
Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

A small-town cop gets pulled into the investigation of an international drug smuggling ring.


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Who stars in The Guard: Cast List

Joker: Folie à Deux, Safe House  

Space Jam: A New Legacy, Crash  

The End We Start From, Green Lantern  

Sight, Havenhurst  

Ordinary Love, '71  

The Young Messiah, Intermission  

Who's making The Guard: Crew List

A look at the The Guard behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director John Michael McDonagh last directed The Forgiven and War on Everyone. The film's writer John Michael McDonagh last wrote The Forgiven and War on Everyone.


Chris Clark
Ed Guiney
Andrew Lowe

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Production: What we know about The Guard?

Filming Timeline

  1. 2011 - January: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2009 - October: The film was set to Production  status.

The Guard Release Date: When was the film released?

The Guard was a New York / Los Angeles release in 2011 on Friday, July 29, 2011. There were 12 other movies released on the same date, including The Smurfs, Crazy, Stupid, Love and Cowboys and Aliens.

The Guard DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Guard was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 .

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