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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Action | Comedy | Crime | Drama

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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)  »

Also Known As:

El crimen desorganizado  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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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A gem of a movie; action, humour and fast-pace
30 July 2004 | by (Dublin) – See all my reviews

I Went Down is a gem of a movie. Although it has been fairly overlooked, it in my opinion is one of the best Irish movies to date. Before films like 'Lock, Stock...' and 'Intermission' made these colloquial crime-capers the fashion, this fast-paced, funny and thoroughly enjoyable action movie hit the big screens. Brendan Gleeson, as ever, is outstanding in his role as Bunny Kelly, but he's not on his own by any means. There are no other big names, but there is some very big performances. Much like the aforementioned 'Lock, stock...' the dialogue is what steals the show, but it's also well shot, and plot is great. I Went Down shouldn't be missed.


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