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My Name Is Joe (1998)

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Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

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Cast

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Joe Kavanagh
Louise Goodall ...
Sarah Downie
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Shanks
Lorraine McIntosh ...
Maggie
David McKay ...
Liam
Anne-Marie Kennedy ...
Sabine (as Annemarie Kennedy)
Scott Hannah ...
Scott
David Peacock ...
Hooligan
Gordon McMurray ...
Scrag
James McHendry ...
Perfume
Paul Clark ...
Zulu
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Mojo
Simon Macallum ...
Robbo
Paul Gillan ...
Davy
Stephen Docherty ...
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Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive language and some violence, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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22 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Benim adim Joe  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£89,656 (UK) (13 November 1998)

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$346,696 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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During the scene where the football team steal the strips from the depot, Gordon McMurray (Scrag) was stopped by suspicious police officers while running after the van, as he was well-known to them. The cameras were some distance away and director Ken Loach had to step in to explain he was part of a film. See more »

Goofs

The reflection of the boom microphone is visible in the television set when Sarah is talking with Sabine at the school. See more »

Quotes

Sarah Downie: Get out of my way! Leave me!
Joe Kavanagh: No. No. No, calm down. Just calm down.
Sarah Downie: Are you gonna hit me too, Joe?
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References Casper (1995) See more »

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Stand by Your Man
Written by Billy Sherrill (as B Sherrill) / Tammy Wynette (as T Wynette)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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An insightful film which resonates with truths about the harsher aspects of today's society
19 September 2000 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

"My Name is Joe" is a film in which the complexities of social issues are explored to reveal unpalatable truths. It seems some people can find themselves in situations in which all their choices are wrong ones! This film pulls no punches and is totally believable. Perceptively cast this is a film full of poignancy and depth. "My Name is Joe" is Ken Loach at his very best.


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