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Divorcing Jack (1998)

 -  Thriller | Comedy  -  2 October 1998 (UK)
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Black romantic comedy set around the troubled "peace process" and its effect on a cynical Belfast hack.

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A married drunk hooks up with the ex-girlfriend of a vicious local criminal. He gets booted out of home for his infidelity, has a murderer on his tail, and must try to write the story of his life in order to save his journalism job. He gets help from a stripper dressed as a nun and goes undercover dressed as Shaggy from Scooby Doo. He finds a drinking buddy in an American fellow journalist. Written by K. Wedgwood

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Also Known As:

Elválni Jacktől  »

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Opening Weekend:

£121,394 (UK) (2 October 1998)

Gross:

£375,657 (UK) (23 October 1998)
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The Post Office exterior scene is an insurance brokers in Pomeroy, County Tyrone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dan: [voiceover] When I was 8 years old, I woke up in the middle of the night and found my brother pissing on my typewriter. I decided then and there that there was something wonderful about alcohol.
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After the credits roll the taxi driver can be heard screaming her catchphrase: "Fuck away off and die!" See more »

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One of 99´s best films...
28 July 1999 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

..and one of the best I have seen in a long time. (Ok it was made in 98 but it has just been released on video here in Sweden) This movie was a surprise! I´m fortunate to be able to rent movies for free (if I were not I would probably never have seen this one) and am I glad I did see it!. It´s funny, it got lots of action and crazy characters whom you really care for. It got a great story, great actors and actresses it is simply great! I want more of this kind of movies! Go rent this one today or you will miss a piece of excellence!

Only negative thing is that the editor made a lousy job in the beginning.

9 out of 10.


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