MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,945 this week

2by4 (1998)

 -  Drama  -  16 January 1998 (USA)
5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 197 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 6 critic

Johnnie feels a lot of pressure lately. He's the foreman on his uncle's construction crew, and money seems to be going astray. His girlfriend begins pressuring him for more of a commitment ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 104 titles
created 19 Mar 2011
 
a list of 684 titles
created 19 Oct 2011
 
a list of 331 titles
created 07 Dec 2012
 
a list of 9998 titles
created 25 Jul 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "2by4" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 2by4 (1998)

2by4 (1998) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 2by4.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

When lesbian detective Abigail Marks teams up with gay guy Michael Dalmar to solve the disappearance of his twin, Kyle Dalmar, a famed portrait photographer, their investigation leads them ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Gaston
Stars: Michael Molina, Jessica Graham, Peter Stickles
Full Speed (1996)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his ... See full summary »

Director: Gaël Morel
Stars: Élodie Bouchez, Stéphane Rideau, Pascal Cervo
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Due to the death of his mother, 15 yr old Charley must live with his unloving bully father. Out of loneliness, Charley strikes up an illicit romance with 29 yr old Eban. When their families... See full summary »

Director: James Bolton
Stars: Brent Fellows, Gio Black Peter, Ellie Nicholson
Mandragora (1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Wiktor Grodecki
Stars: Miroslav Caslavka, David Svec, Pavel Skrípal
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young boy falls in love with a handsome policeman who is investigating his family's criminal activities.

Director: Auraeus Solito
Stars: Nathan Lopez, Soliman Cruz, J.R. Valentin
Broken Sky (2006)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two students, Gerardo and Jonas, are in love. However, Jonas becomes obsessed with another boy, which leads to Gerardo moving into arms of Sergio.

Director: Julián Hernández
Stars: Miguel Ángel Hoppe, Fernando Arroyo, Alejandro Rojo
101 Rent Boys (2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

101 Rent Boys is shot on location in various motel rooms situated on the length of the Santa Monica Boulevard, and features 101 different hustlers. Although the film features 101 different ... See full summary »

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Stars: David Anthony, Gary Barry, Scott Black
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Three high school students experience the perks and pitfalls of love in director Leste Chen's sensitive tale of friendship and yearning. As a child living in a seaside town in southern ... See full synopsis »

Director: Leste Chen
Stars: Bryant Chang, Hsiao-chuan Chang, Kate Yeung
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Evicted from his home, a pleasant gay teen finds support and acceptance as a hired caregiver for a professional photographer's father after his latest stroke.

Director: Greg Osborne
Stars: Dustin Belt, Richard Lewis Warren, Hank Fields
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

THIS SPECIAL FRIENDSHIP tells of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit run... See full summary »

Director: Jean Delannoy
Stars: Francis Lacombrade, Didier Haudepin, François Leccia
End of Love (2009)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Stuck in a Christian 'rehabilitation' camp, Ming recalls his double life, a whirlwind of sex and drugs as a rent boy, and a sedate, romantic life with the older and more conservative Yen. ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Chung
Stars: Chi-Kin Lee, Kin-Fat Lai, Alex Wong
Anonymous I (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A man finds himself homeless after a fight with his significant other.

Director: Todd Verow
Stars: Todd Verow, Dustin Schell, Jason Bailey
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Smallhorne ...
Johnnie Maher
Chris O'Neill ...
Uncle Trump
Bradley Fitts ...
Christian
Holyoke Joe ...
Joe
Terry McGoff ...
Billy
Michael Liebmann ...
Eddie (as Michael Liebman)
Ronan Carr ...
Brains
Leo Hamill ...
Paddy
...
Conor
Kimberly Topper ...
Maria
Conor Foran ...
Paul
James Hanrahan ...
Taigh
...
Bibi
Carmel O'Brien ...
Bridie
John McDonough ...
Katz
Edit

Storyline

Johnnie feels a lot of pressure lately. He's the foreman on his uncle's construction crew, and money seems to be going astray. His girlfriend begins pressuring him for more of a commitment and so does his new boyfriend. To top it off, he's started sleepwalking, and he doesn't know why. Written by bjk1961

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 January 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2 x 4  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Johnnie Maher: Did you not think, that one day, I'd remember what you did to me... You're a rat's ass, Trump.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hardcore expose of Irish man dealing with life...
20 March 2006 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 3/19/2006 - 7 out of 10(Dir-Jimmy Smallhorne): Hardcore expose of Irish man dealing with life in New York City and dealing with his own personal issues that have haunted him since childhood. Jimmy Smallhorne directs, co-wrote the screenplay and stars in this independent film that takes a slice of life look at a group of Irish immigrants and their lives together. The main character, Johnny, is a foreman who builds buildings(Aka. 2by4), karaoke's at night in drag, and dabbles in homosexuality but has a girlfriend who isn't aware of this initially. His nightmares reveal something that happened when he was a child but they're never quite clear enough to the audience or to Johnny for him to understand them. Things get worse as the movie continues… Johnny loses his girlfriend, his Uncle(who is the owner of the company he works for) is spending money from the job on tricks for himself and not paying his employees. As things go downhill, Johnny goes further down thru drinking and drugs until it's revealed to him what happened when he was a child. At this point it was unclear to me what that really was, but I was able to piece it together and others should be able to as well and that's the movie!! Overall, a well-drawn out drama that takes us places where we're normally not able to go and therefore makes for a good story and entertainment.


11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss 2by4 (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?