The General is a 1998 Irish crime film directed by John Boorman. Based on the true story of Martin Cahill, a notorious Dublin criminal, the film offers an account of Cahill's audacious burglaries and his complex life. Brendan Gleeson stars as Cahill, portraying his journey from a small-time thief to the head of a profitable criminal gang, all while evading the Garda Siochana (Irish police) and the IRA. Adrian Dunbar plays Cahill's friend Noel Curley, and Jon Voight plays Inspector Ned Kenny. The film was well-regarded by critics praising Gleeson's performance and Boorman's direction.
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