The Boy from Mercury (1996)

Set in 1960s Dublin, a fatherless eight-year-old boy who feels alienated by his family, escapes his reality by deciding he's been sent from Mercury to study life on Earth. His fantasies mirror the life of his hero, Flash Gordon, from the serial he watches each week at the local cinema. His escapades result in dilemmas that drive his mother to such distraction that she turns to the boy's strange uncle for help.

Directing:
  • Martin Duffy

Writing:
  • Martin Duffy

Stars:
Release Date: 1996-12-06
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 87
Hugh O'Conor
Hugh O'Conor
Paul
Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingh...
May Cronin
Ian McElhinney
Ian McElhinne...
Brother Dowdall
Tom Courtenay
Tom Courtenay
Uncle Tony Cronin