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Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, to find a guy named Frank Grogan, and take him to a man with a friendly face at a shack across a bog. It's a tougher assignment than it seems: Git's a novice, Bunny's prone to rash acts, Frank doesn't want to be found (and once he's found, he has no money), and maybe Tom's planning to murder Frank, which puts Git in a moral dilemma. Then, there's the long-ago disappearance of Sonny Mulligan. What's a decent and stand-up lad to do? Written by
I owe Conor, Paddy, Peter and Brendan a wee dram for this beaut!
A well shot, well written, well acted gangster comedy that for me blows lock stock and two smoking barrels right out of the water. Brendan and Peter play the two out-of-their-depth ex-cons brilliantly, in fact they play them so well that I find it hard to watch them in other roles, to me they are Bunny and Git. Conor Mcpherson transfers his stage writing skills well to the big screen and doesn't lose any of his humour.Paddy Breathnach directs the action well but it is slower paced than some may expect, or want, in their gangster comedies but I think it makes perfect Sunday afternoon hangover viewing, so sit down with the hair of the dog and a big fat fry up and prepare to love this film!
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