Michael Collins (1996)

133 min.
Plot  The film opens in 1922, as Joe O'Reilly (Ian Hart) attempts to console Kitty Kiernan (Julia Roberts), who is mourning the death of Michael Collins.

The film flashes back to the end of the Easter Rising in 1916, as Collins (Liam Neeson), Harry Boland (Aidan Quinn), Éamon de Valera (Alan Rickman), and other survivors surrender to the British Army. As the Dublin Metropolitan Police's "G" Division identifies the leaders, Collins tells Boland that next time, "We won't play by their rules, Harry. We'll invent our own." All the other leaders die by firing squad, but de Valera, an American citizen, is imprisoned in England. Collins, Boland, and the others are sent to Frongoch internment camp.

After his release, Collins runs for a seat in the First Dáil. While giving a speech, the rally is attacked by the Royal Irish Constabulary. Collins is severely beaten, but is rescued by Boland. While recovering on a friend's farm, they meet Kitty, who begins a romance with Boland.



Liam Neeson
Michael Collins
Aidan Quinn
Harry Boland
Stephen Rea
Ned Broy
Alan Rickman
Éamon de Valera
Julia Roberts
Kitty Kiernan
Ian Hart
Joe O'Reilly
Brendan Gleeson
Liam Tobin
Gerard McSorley
Cathal Brugha
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Collins's Assassin
Ian McElhinney
Belfast Detective
Stuart Graham
Tom Cullen


All Titles

Michael Collins
English Original Title

Release Dates


United States




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