Margaret's Museum (1995)

R  |   |  Drama  |  26 January 1996 (USA)
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Margaret MacNiel, a girl living in a Cape Breton coal mining town, finds her life changing when she meets Neil Currie, a cheerful bagpipe-playing dishwasher. Unfortunately, neither of them are able to escape the industry around them.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Neil Currie
Jimmy MacNeil (as Craig Olejnik)
Catherine MacNeil
Angus MacNeil
Peter Boretski ...
Grandfather Dunald MacNeil
Barrie Dunn ...
Mrs. Campbell
Glenn Wadman ...
Elizabeth Richardson ...
Ida Donovan ...
Gordon Joe ...
Hum Sing
Wayne Reynolds ...
Murdoch MacDonald ...


In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what you do, you can't avoid the spectre of the pit forever. Written by <>

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She found a way to preserve her memories forever.



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Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »




Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Ende aller Träume  »

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$524,963 (USA)

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Did You Know?


Neil Currie: So what do you think?
Margaret MacNeil: I think your the biggest son of a bitch I ever saw.
Neil Currie: Oh yeah? you know What I think?
Margaret MacNeil: What?
Neil Currie: I think your the smallest son of a bitch I ever Saw.
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8 September 2000 | by (Bishop Hill, IL) – See all my reviews

A film of almost inconceivable beauty & directness. Helena Bonham-Carter as sniffling Margaret is well past grand, as is Clive Russell as her Neil, with bagpipes, & Kate Nelligan as Mom. Not for the foolishly squeamish, but all others will experience grave, if occasionally hilarious, delight.

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