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My Name Is Joe
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Director:
Writer:
Paul Laverty (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 January 1999 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
13 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A Very Touching Movie See more (44 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Peter Mullan ... Joe Kavanagh
Louise Goodall ... Sarah Downie

Gary Lewis ... 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

Stephen McCole ... Mojo
Simon Macallum ... Robbo
Paul Gillan ... Davy
Stephen Docherty ... Doc
Paul Doonan ... Tattie
Cary Carbin ... Sepp Maier

David Hayman ... McGowan
Martin McCardie ... Alf
Jamie McNeish ... Shuggy (as James McNeish)
Kevin James Kelly ... Jake (as Kevin Kelly)

Brian Timoney ... Scooter
David Hough ... Referee
Sandy West ... DSS Investigator
John Comerford ... DSS Supervisor
Carol Pyper Rafferty ... Rhona
Elaine M. Ellis ... 2nd Receptionist
Stewart Ennis ... Doctor Boyle
Andy Townsley ... Husband
Ann Marie Lafferty ... Wife

Bill Murdoch ... Postman
Kate Black ... Kiosk Attendant

Rab Affleck ... Lorry Driver
Archie Clark
Tom Dingwall
Amanda Godfrey
Jimmy Hanlon
Eddie McIntyre
Joe Mills (as Father Joe Mills)
John Smith
Dorothy Jane Stewart
Rab Wilson

Directed by
Ken Loach 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Laverty  screenplay

Produced by
Ulrich Felsberg .... executive producer
Rebecca O'Brien .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Fenton 
 
Cinematography by
Barry Ackroyd 
 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Morris 
 
Casting by
Gillian Berrie 
Steven Mochrie 
 
Production Design by
Martin Johnson 
 
Art Direction by
Fergus Clegg 
 
Costume Design by
Rhona Russell 
 
Makeup Department
Anastasia Shirley .... makeup artist
Catherine Shirley .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Peter Gallagher .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Gilchrist .... assistant director
Mark Murdoch .... third assistant director
Michael Queen .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Frank Cameron .... carpenter
Ursula Cleary .... art department assistant
Paul Curren .... painter
Stephen Hargreaves .... construction manager
Chris McMillan .... props
Paul McNamara .... stand-by props
Craig Menzies .... production buyer
Craig Merciers .... prop buyer
Campbell Mitchell .... props
Bert Ross .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Ray Beckett .... sound recordist
Fiona Carlin .... boom operator
Stephen Griffiths .... dubbing editor
John Hayward .... sound
Peter Murphy .... boom operator (as Pete Murphy)
Richard Pryke .... assistant dubbing mixer
Alan Sallabank .... sound assistant
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
 
Stunts
David Cronnelly .... stunt rigger
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Julie Bills .... second assistant camera
Alick Fraser .... clapper loader
Jeremy Gee .... second camera operator
Carl Hudson .... focus puller
Willie Kelly .... electrician
Helmut Prein .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona King .... wardrobe mistress
Catherine Shirley .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Anthony Morris .... first assistant editor
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Geoff Young .... music recordist
 
Other crew
Michael Higson .... location assistant
Georgina Isherwood .... production coordinator
Brian Kaczynski .... location manager
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Patricia Wink .... production secretary
 

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Rated R for pervasive language and some violence, sexuality and drug use
Runtime:
105 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Lorraine McIntosh, who plays Maggie, is the former co-vocalist in defunct '80s Scottish pop band Deacon Blue.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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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Movie Connections:
References Toy Story (1995)See more »
Soundtrack:
Stand by Your ManSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A Very Touching Movie, 15 December 2003
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In Glasgow, Joe Kavanagh (Peter Mullan, in a superb performance) is an ex-alcoholic and unemployed simple, but good man. He is the couch of a soccer team, formed by poor players. Joe meets Sarah Downie (Louise Goodall), a community health worker and they start a romance. Liam (David McKay) is a player in Joe's team and ex-addicted in drugs. He has a beautiful son, but his wife Sabine (Anne-Marie Kennedy) is still using drugs and raises a huge debt together with the local drug dealer McGowan (David Hayman). Joe becomes aware of the problem and McGowan offers four options: the debt of 2.000 pounds be paid, Sabine becomes a prostitute, Liam becomes a drug dealer or Joe makes two delivers of drugs for him. Joe accepts the last option, jeopardizing the love of Sarah for him. This very touching low budget movie is an authentic lesson to Hollywood personnel of `How to make an excellent movie having an outstanding director, a wonderful screenplay and marvelous cast'. The story is simple, very credible and with no concessions. The focus is part of the Scottish population that lives in poverty conditions and without many options in life, and it is painful. The end of the story will break the heart of the viewer: it is impossible not to be with wet eyes. The soundtrack suits perfectly to this film. My vote is nine.

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