The Grass Arena

The movie The Grass Arena follows a religious family. The father is abusive but they put up with him. The younger son Johnny learns how to defend himself. He has a chance to get away but is taken over by alcohol. He lives in a park called the Green Area with other addicts. He ends up in jail and meets a man that teaches him about the game of chess. Johnny becomes so good at it he makes the papers. When he gets out of jail he is looking forward to this new venture.

PG
| 1991 | 1 hr 30 min | 8.5/10
Cast
Mark Rylance, Pete Postlethwaite, Lynsey Baxter, Marian McLoughlin
Director
Gillies MacKinnon
Language
English
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The Grass Arena DVD Trailer - Mark Rylance as John Healy|2:34
The Grass Arena DVD Trailer - Mark Rylance as John Healy|2:34