A surface probe of an Irish rum-running operation in 1927 (the midst of prohibition) that sent its profits back home to help the IRA's cause. Devane's performance is up to his usual high standard, and the period atmosphere is believable; but that's still not enough to raise the film above
mediocrity. Meara has done humorous TV commercials and a comedy act with husband Jerry Stiller, and she also starred in and wrote the TV movie "The Other Woman." Mulligan starred on the TV series "Soap," receiving an Emmy.