Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Yank Wins Best Comedy

Irish actor Colm Meaney, left, and Cleveland filmmaker-actor Sean Lackey in "The Yank." (CIFF)

By Tom Deignan, Contributor
April / May 2016

Colm Meaney, Fred Willard and Kevin Farley (Chris’ brother) are among the stars of writer-director Sean Lackey’s film The Yank, an Irish/American culture clash comedy. Lackey also stars in the film as Tom Murphy, an Irish American from Cleveland who has never been to Ireland. He gets a chance to visit his ancestral homeland when a pal gets married in Ireland – where Murphy falls in love. The girl, however, is Greek, rather than Irish, which doesn’t sit well with Murphy’s parents. Shot in Cleveland, as well as Dublin and Clare, The Yank, which won Best Comedy at the Manhattan Film Festival, is just out on DVD as well as Video on Demand. ♦

One Response to “Irish Eye on Hollywood:
The Yank Wins Best Comedy”

  1. Gretta woods says:

    Got to see this .I’m sure it’s hilarious

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