Could this be the best/worst movie ever filmed in Galway? On both accounts, the answer is: definitely!
Moving Target is a kung-fu action spoof about Beamish, the IRA, Russia and Nuclear Missiles. Yes, you read all of that correctly. It was produced and directed by Roger Corman's Connemara studio and filmed all around county Galway. Originally released in 2000, it was subsequently lost to the ages, with practically no trace being found online for two decades. That is, of course, until Colm Cahalane discovered an old DVD copy on eBay and gleefully snapped it off the French-based seller.
Colm thought it was only right to dust off this gem and give Moving Target the global spotlight it so thoroughly deserves with a second premiere. He will be streaming "the world's only Beamish action movie" on his YouTube channel HERE from 8.45pm on Tuesday 12th of January and we highly recommend watching. Check out the trailer below for a little taste of the magic.
There is an actual line in the movie that goes like this: "The beer contains nuclear detonators. The IRA brokered a deal with Russia to sell them on the black market". That's not to say Moving Target is a total joke! In fact, it stars one of the finest Kung-Fu champions the world has ever seen - Don 'The Dragon' Wilson. In short, it's epic.
So grab a few cans of Beamish and tune in! Thanks to Sarah Grealish for the heads up. We would have been devastated if we missed this movie!