Donnybrook is a 2018 American-French drama film directed by Tim Sutton.

Official trailers

IFC Films on Friday, January 25, 2019 released the trailer:
Donnybrook - Official Trailer I HD I IFC Films.

Story intro

A former Marine competes against a violent drug dealer in a bare-knuckle fight, for a large cash prize. Jarhead Earl is a former Marine living with a wife and two kids in a trailer park. Known as a tough guy, he seeks to leave his surroundings in favor of a fresh start for his family, and the only way he sees an out is by winning the Donnybrook, a massive bare-knuckle fight. Earl robs a local gun shop for the money to enter the contest and returns home, encountering Chainsaw Angus, a psychotic meth dealer to whom Earl's wife owes money. After a brief struggle, Angus leaves, driven by his sister/accomplice Delia. Earl takes his family and flees the trailer park for the Donnybrook. Angus and Delia return to their cookhouse and see it up in flames. After killing two of their cookers who escaped the fire, they pay a visit to their partner seeking money to restart their operation. When he refuses, Angus orders Delia to kill him. She does, but also shoots Angus as she has become disgusted with his violent tendencies. Overhearing Earl's plans to enter the Donnybrook earlier, she takes a stash of meth and sets out for the Donnybrook as well. However, Angus is not dead, and after killing an innocent for his car, he vows to find his sister and his meth. Meanwhile, Whalen, a local cop with a drinking problem, is investing the gun shop robbery as well as the fire at the cookhouse. Running into his ex-girlfriend, she tells him about Angus. Whalen makes taking down Angus his personal mission.


Jamie Bell
Jarhead Earl
Frank Grillo
Chainsaw Angus
James Badge Dale
Margaret Qualley
Delia Angus
Chris Browning
Adam Bartley
James Landry Hébert
Pat Healy
Alexander Washburn
David Myers Gregory


Principal photography began on October 23, 2017, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The film Donnybrook was scheduled to be released on September 7, 2018 (TIFF) and on February 15, 2019 (United States) by IFC Films.

The duration of the film is 101 minutes. The film grossed over $26,284.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Donnybrook got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film.

External links

Wikipedia: Donnybrook (film)

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