Dir: Stephen Bradley
Starring: Brendan Gleeson and Lynda Steadman
A big man with a simple nature loses his job at a travelling circus before becoming stranded in a coastal village where he gets caught up in a local vendetta
This Irish crime drama was largely filmed in Balbriggan, County Fingal, and the railway viaduct across the harbour forms the backdrop to many scenes. Trains can be viewed crossing the viaduct in a number of shots and though some are at night there are a couple filmed during the day. There is one very good shot early on of a Class 201 General Motors diesel crossing the viaduct whilst running light engine and a shot later in the film of a train crossing with a Class 201 on the rear. The film was first released at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 1998 and it would not be until April 1999 that it was finally released in Ireland. It is usually referred to simply as Sweety Barrett.