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The Craic (1999)

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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 »

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Cast

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

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29 April 1999 (Australia)  »

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Metanastes tis symforas  »

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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 »

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Wesley Murray: Lovely, fuckin' lovely.
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Dusty Desert Boots
Written and Performed by Sam See
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Sketchy comedy has some laughs
28 April 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

This first major screen effort for Irish comedian Jimeoin has a few genuine belly laughs, but it's generally like the man's stand-up act: lots of smirks, smiles and the odd giggle with quite a few slow patches in the middle. It has an almost 'Crocodile Dundee' feel to it, ie. using plot devices to show off the wild Australian outback to a (hopefully) overseas audience. Not a totally disagreeable way to spend an hour and a half, but it's no comedic classic.


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