Eat the Peach (1986)


Eat the Peach (1986)

Two young Irish men are watching an old Elvis Presley movie in which a carnival cyclist performs an act called the Wall of Death. Transfixed, they decide to put together their own "Wall of Death."
IMDb   6.1 /10
Release Date1986-03-13
Runtime1h 30min
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
AwardsAwards1 win & 1 nomination
CompanyBórd Scannán na hÉireann, Channel Four Films, Strongbow
CountryUK, Ireland
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Arthuras Arthur
Catherine Byrne
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Noraas Nora
Bootsas Boots
Boss Murtaghas Boss Murtagh
Sean Murtaghas Sean Murtagh
Victoria Armstrong
Victoria Armstrong
Vickyas Vicky
Mrs. Fleckas Mrs. Fleck
Bernadette O'Neill
Bernadette O'Neill
Nualaas Nuala
Paul Raynor
Paul Raynor
O'Haganas O'Hagan
Quiz Masteras Quiz Master
Maeliosa Stafford
Maeliosa Stafford
Priestas Priest
Jill Doyle
Jill Doyle
Aileenas Aileen
Journalistas Journalist
Dannyas Danny
Pat Kenny
Pat Kenny
TV Reporteras TV Reporter
Barry Kelley
Barry Kelley
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Eat the Peach

Eat the Peach is a 1986 Irish comedy film, directed by Peter Ormrod. The title derives from the T. S. Eliot poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. It was written by Peter Ormrod with John Kelleher.


Eat The Peach was filmed on location in the Bog of Allen, County Kildare, and in Counties Dublin, Meath and Wicklow, Ireland. The site in Dublin was at Newcastle, County Dublin. Motorcycle stunts were performed by riders from Messhams Wall Of Death.


The music was written by Dónal Lunny and centres around the song co-written with Paul Brady - "Eat The Peach" from his solo album Primitive Dance. Paul Brady performs the song as the credits roll. The soundtrack also includes uilleann pipes throughout the film. These were likely provided by Davy Spillane, who played on the album track.