|Richard Harris||`'Bull'` McCabe|
|John Hurt||Bird' O'Donnell|
|Sean Bean||Tadgh McCabe|
|Brenda Fricker||Maggie McCabe|
|Sean McGinley||Father Chris Doran|
''Bull'' McCabe has spent three decades tending a rented field on the bluffs by the sea in Ireland. When the wealthy widow who owns the plot decides to sell it, she holds an open auction to spite McCabe. A rich American with visions of a factory on the site outbids him, and McCabe then schemes with his emotionally crippled son, Tadgh, to hold on to the land -- his only consolation in a life of loss, toil and a marriage gone sour.