March 18 – 29
At Tower City
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Country: USA, IRELAND
Run Time: 89 minutes
Tom Murphy is just your basic Irish-American lad getting ossified in all your favorite Cleveland Irish pubs, taking in the U2 exhibit at the Rock Hall and trying to find an Irish lass at the bottom of a pint of Gat. But will he ever find her? Go way outta that – of course he will! When Tom’s asked to be best man at his friend’s wedding in Ireland, he thinks it’s time to live the family dream and finally meet his Irish bride. Too bad the maid of honor, Vanessa, just so happens to be the girl who kicked him out of the Rock Hall—long story. Sure Vanessa shares the same heritage-pride, family values, and loyalties as Tom, but she’s not Irish. So not Irish. THE YANK is a hilarious romp through Cleveland and Ireland, and you’ll feel like you’re one of the gang as they tip back pints, experience Irish cuisine, and generally fumble their way through the beautiful countryside. With tip-top comedic performances by legends Fred Willard, Colm Meaney, and Kevin Farley, THE YANK also features Cleveland landmarks, actors, and musicians. It’s about Cleveland. It’s about Ireland. It’s about love. Even if she’s not Irish. —T.W.
Sean Lackey, Dave Thomas, Spencer Jay Kim, Allen Kellogg, Edwina Forkin, Kevin Rochford, Jim Riley, Gavin Wilding
David Jingo, Allen Kellogg, Chris Ainscough, Sean Lackey
Colm Meaney, Fred Willard, Kevin Farley, Niki Spiridakos, Sean Lackey
Sean Lackey is a Cleveland-based accountant and Cleveland-born improv-comic who has worked with friends and fellow Clevelanders on several Cleveland-based films. THE YANK is one of many films he hopes to make in his hometown. Good on ya, Sean.
THE YANK (2014)
The Yank LLC