War of the Buttons PG

The children of two Irish towns located on either side of an inlet in County Cork, form small armies and battle against each other in a neverending quest for supremacy.
War of the Buttons
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 19, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1994
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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Starring , , , , , &
Directed by
Screenwriting by
Produced by

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound - 11/01/1994
"...A likeable children's film....John Roberts again shows a talent for handling young actors who deliver remarkable performances..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/29/1995
"...WAR OF THE BUTTONS evolves in its tense and suspenseful climactic sequence that yields entirely fresh meanings....A fine little film studded with terrific acting..."

Description by OLDIES.com:

No stones in slingshots. No skirmishes too late in the day. They're rules of war for the youngsters of two neighboring Irish villages. And here's another rule: if you spit-shake on something, you better follow through. Kids will be kids. But sometimes they, in their own fanciful ways, will be adults. "What's unique and marvelous here," Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire screenwriter Colin Welland says, "is that it's not an adult's view of childhood at all, but a child's view of adulthood." Welland joins fellow Chariots of Fire Academy Award winner David Puttnam for a winning tale in which buttons are the spoils of a would-be war. The rival teens are screen newcomers, but you wouldn't know it from their seasoned performances. And if you don't know why Ireland is the Emerald Isle, this scenic charmer is breathtaking proof.

Product Description:

Producer Puttnam and screenwriter Welland, the team who brought you CHARIOTS OF FIRE, bring you this youthful tale featuring a cast of young Irish unknowns. The youngsters of two neighboring Irish villages just can's get along. They have rules for their battles, thought: no stones in slingshots, and no fights too late in the day. This scenic and bittersweet tale presents a child's view of childhood, with amusing and touching results.

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  • UPC: 883316277676
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