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My Name Is Joe -- Joe Cavanaugh thought he finally had his life together -- odd jobs, the love of a good woman, the respect of the community. But when a young man on a soccer team he coaches gets in trouble with the mob, Joe must battle his past to save his future.
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Release Date:
22 January 1999 (USA) See more »
Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic... See more » | Add synopsis »
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13 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Great Ken Loach movie. A funny and dramatic. See more (44 total) »


  (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
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
Location Management
Michael Higson .... location assistant
Brian Kaczynski .... location manager
Music Department
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Geoff Young .... music recordist
Other crew
Georgina Isherwood .... production coordinator
Susanna Lenton .... script supervisor
Patricia Wink .... production secretary

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Also Known As:
Rated R for pervasive language and some violence, sexuality and drug use
105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The word "fuck" and its variations are used 230 times.See more »
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 »
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 101 Dalmatians (1961)See more »
Spirit in the SkySee more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Great Ken Loach movie. A funny and dramatic., 1 October 1998
Author: siuberski ( from Brussels, Belgium

First this movie seems to be much lighter than previous Loach realisations (remember LadyBird, LadyBird ?). Joe is a hell of a good guy and the other characters are as true as possible. And it is truly funny (the football matches of the "German" team are hilarious). But then, like in many of the best Loach movies, the social reality, with all its dramatic aspects, turns the end of the movie into a real tragedy. A must, in my opinion.

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