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Divorcing Jack (1998)

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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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Woods
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Dans' work mate
Sean Caffrey ...
Joe
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Storyline

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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£121,394 (UK) (2 October 1998)

Gross:

£375,657 (UK) (23 October 1998)
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Trivia

The role of Starkey was originally offered to Robert Carlyle, but he had to drop out when the shoot dates were changed and he became unavailable. 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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Crazy Credits

After the credits roll the taxi driver can be heard screaming her catchphrase: "Fuck away off and die!" See more »

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References Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Danger of a Stranger
Written by Bruce Stevens and Shel Silverstein
Performed by Stella Parton
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7 January 2004 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Started as a comedy, turned real dark. I thought this was an excellent film i'd never heard of. Of course US distributors are always scared of thick accents, that's why so few of us have seen the great Twin Town. David Thewlis was outstanding, very funny & believeably serious when things went dark.


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