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I Went Down (1997)

R  |   |  Action, Comedy, Crime  |  24 June 1998 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Git Hynes
Antoine Byrne ...
Sabrina Bradley
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Anto
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Johnner Doyle
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Bunny Kelly
Joe Gallagher ...
Steo Gannon
Tony Doyle ...
Tom French
Liam Regan ...
Little Boy at Teresa's
Kevin Hely ...
Petrol Station Attendant
Eamonn Hunt ...
Cork Barman
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Cork Man No. 1
Jason Byrne ...
Cork Man No. 2
Eamon A. Kelly ...
Cork Man No. 3 (as Eammon A. Kelly)
Peter Caffrey ...
Frank Grogan
Carly Baker ...
Caroline
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A film about sex, friendship and one incredibly talkative hostage. See more »

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

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24 June 1998 (USA)  »

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$187,631 (USA) (3 July 1998)

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$405,297 (USA) (17 July 1998)
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Bunny Kelly: No guts, no black puddin'.
Git Hynes: That's not an argument!
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Written & Performed by Lir (as LiR)
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Second time's the charm!
15 March 2000 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

'I Went Down' is a great movie.

Ok, I'm Irish, I would say that.

However, most English-speaking people would actually have no problem in understanding and appreciating most of the wit, humour and language in the movie, despite all the 'scare-mongering' on the web. In fact the movie proved to be very popular in non-English-speaking countries as well. The film contains a good measure of violence mixed with humour that isn't forced. The situations presented in the movie, while being out of the ordinary, are presented in a way people can relate to, more-so than many American movies of a similar vein.(I'm talking about the usual mob based story involving million dollar drugs deals, corrupt FBI agents, rogue-turned-hero and the like. That just doesn't happen too regularly outside the confines of script-writer's minds and movie theatres.) 'I Went Down', by not being over-ambitious with either its villains or heroes, creates more believable characters and a situation that could happen anywhere.(It probably won't, but then again it could...groovy, huh?)

I must admit, I didn't enjoy this movie very much when I saw it in the cinema. But then I watched it again when it was on television.and it blew me away. The humour got to me and its one of the few movies I laugh out loud to.

I urge anyone who didn't enjoy it first time 'round, give it a second chance. Those who haven't seen it - Rent it NOW! Here's the teaser that'll bug you until you do see it (and that'll make those of you have seen it smile smugly to yourselves ;^) - Think about the balaclava scene, think about the gun that Bunny gives Git and you're thinking about cinematic comedy classics.


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