The Guard is a comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption. Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleason) is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) assigned to the case.
Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Mark Strong, Fionnula Flanagan, Dominique McElligott, Sarah Greene, Katarina Cas, Ronan Collins, Paraic Nialand, John Patrick Beirn, Liam O'Conghaile, Christopher Kilmartin, Declan Mannion, Laurence Kinlan, Michael Og Lane, Owen Sharpe, Wale Ojo, Mark O'Halloran, Gary Lydon, Darren Healy, Conor Moloney, Laura Hitchings, David Pearse, Dermot Healy, Pat Shortt, John Michael McDonagh