Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

(as Jimeoin McKeown)
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Edward Woodward, Jack Thompson, John Waters
The Dish (2000)
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A remote Australian antenna, populated by quirky characters, plays a key role in the first Apollo moon landing.

Director: Rob Sitch
Stars: Sam Neill, Billy Mitchell, Roz Hammond
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Australian outback expert protects his New York love from gangsters who've followed her down under.

Director: John Cornell
Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City.

Director: Peter Faiman
Stars: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon
Crime | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat
Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson
The Extra (2005)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A simplistic bloke with innocent eyes who sees movie stars getting money and girls and says, "Why not me?"

Director: Kevin Carlin
Stars: Jimeoin, Rhys Muldoon, Katherine Slattery
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimeoin ...
Fergus Montagu (as Jimeoin McKeown)
Alan McKee ...
Wesley Murray
Colin Hay ...
Barry
Bob Franklin ...
Bob
...
Colin / Steven Phillips
...
Derek Johnson
Jane Hall ...
Alice
Catherine Arena ...
Erica
Geoff Paine ...
Russell
...
Margo
Anne Phelan ...
Truck Driver
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Farmer
Beverley Dunn ...
Farmer's Wife
...
English Guy
Kyle Morrison ...
Ron
Edit

Storyline

Two Irish actors (Jimeoin McKeown, Alan McKee) flee from 1988 Belfast after a violent confrontation with a leader (Robert Morgan) of the IRA and illegally enter Australia. Seeking acting work, the two fear immigration officers. McKeown happens to get selected as the bachelor on a TV dating game and wins a trip to Queensland just as the pair's apartment is raided by immigration. McKee escapes just in time and joins his friend. Meanwhile, the IRA leader is sent to Australia in a witness protection program after he gives up some of his former colleagues. The two then spend the remainder of the movie being pursued by the immigration officers and the vengeful IRA head. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A road movie that's lost its way! See more »

Genres:

Biography | Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 April 1999 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Metanastes tis symforas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The aboriginal boy gives his name as Ron Barassi. Ron Barassi was a champion Australian Rules football player and coach. He played for Melbourne. The aboriginal boy wears a Melbourne jumper with Ron Barassi's number (31) on it. See more »

Quotes

Wesley Murray: Lovely, fuckin' lovely.
See more »

Connections

Features Neighbours (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Dusty Desert Boots
Written and Performed by Sam See
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A fun film, with jokes a plenty, just don't look for a cohesive plot.
29 April 1999 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

So one of Australia's best stand up comics has made a movie, and I'm not surprised with the result. The movie is peppered with winning one liners and funny characters. Some of the scenes are almost skit in nature, not surprising as half the cast are veterans of Australian skit television. The parody of "Perfect Match" is well worth a look. Don't expect too much from the film, there is a plot, but it sometimes plays second fiddle to the scene, and in the end isn't really resolved to any satisfaction. Jimoein plays basically himself, an Irishman lost in Australia. So he comes across as genuine in the part, as does his team mate. Notable members of the cast is Charles 'Bud' Tingwell's crusty old farmer and his hatred of Cane Toads and Crows. The two SAS soldiers, played by Bob Franklin, Jimoein's partner in crime from his old TV show and Colin Hay, best known as front man of the legendary 80's rock band 'Men At Work' are excellent, playing straight men in the light comic relief. The soundtrack is excellent 80's Australian, and of course with Colin Hay in the cast the credits roll on a great acoustic version of 'Down Under'. The major drawback is that the plot seems only there to link the jokes. Go see it to have fun and don't think too hard.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Jimeoin is the best comedian ever noideaboutmovies
Download Stuu
i hated this movie at first, but now its one of my faves! crusty_james
Discuss The Craic (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?