The Runway


Element Pictures Distribution has announced the Irish DVD release of The Runway on Friday, 7th October 2011.

County Cork, Ireland 1983, and for nine-year-old Paco, “Nothin’ ever happens around here”. But all this suddenly changes when late one night he witnesses a plane crash just outside the village, and discovers Ernesto, the plane’s mysterious Colombian pilot who doesn’t speak a word of English.

Determined to help him get his plane back in the air, Paco convinces the locals to rally together and build a runway to get Ernesto home – an endeavour that lifts the spirits of the entire village and changes Paco’s world forever.

Inspired by the true story of a South American pilot who made an emergency landing on Mallow racecourse Co. Cork, in 1983.


‘…this movie should capture the hearts and imagination of  the country. Between this and The Guard, it looks like 2011 will be a great year for Irish cinema.’

Film Ireland

The Runway is directed by Ian Power and stars Kerry Condon, Demián Bichir, Jamie Kierans and John Carpenter.




  1. tressan maccarthy Reply

    where can I buy The Runway on DVD? I am in the UK. Amazon don’t have it! Thanks.

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