War of the Buttons

War of the Buttons Trailers

Original title War of the Buttons
Category Drama, Family, Comedy
UK Release Date
Production year 1994
Production Country
Directors John Roberts
Cast Liam Cunningham, Colm Meaney, Ger Ryan, Gregg Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, Darragh Naughton, Brendan McNamara, Kevin O'Malley, John Cleere, Anthony Cunnigham, Thomas Kavanagh, Eveanna Ryan, John Crowley, Stuart Dannell Foran, Danielle Tuite


The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents. This is to get the boys in trouble with their parents. They go to battle in mass groups of dozens, throwing stones and cutting off their opponents buttons etc. And sometimes they go to battle completely naked and exposed. In one such scene about 30 boys return from a battle to celebrate victory at a barn-house only to find some girls waiting for them and they get very embarrassed at losing their privacy