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My Name Is Joe (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  22 January 1999 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Benim adim Joe  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$16,017 (USA) (22 January 1999)

Gross:

$346,696 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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Trivia

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 Angel Baby (1995) See more »

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Down the Dustpipe
Written by Groszmann
Performed by Status Quo
Published by Valley Music Ltd
Courtesy of Castle Copyrights Ltd
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Heartwarming realism
9 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

A review of this film in the Telegraph asks, "Why do people go to see Ken Loach films?" I would suggest that people go to see Ken Loach films because they're interested in society, interested in how people live, and keen to see films about REAL people i.e. people who aren't rich and beautiful and don't live in charming pieds a terre in Chelsea ... My Name is Joe is at the same time heartwarming and heartbreaking, making you feel good about the characters whilst thanking your lucky stars that you don't live the lives they do. Go and see it with an open mind and a thirst for realism.


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