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Ordinary Decent Criminal (2000)

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Brilliant, flamboyant master criminal Michael Lynch is more interested in his image and his posterity than the actual profit from his ill-gotten gains.

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Cast

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Christine Lynch
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Noel Quigley
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Lisa
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Tony Brady
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Commissioner Daly
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Fr. Grogan
Gary Lydon ...
Tom Rooney
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Billy Lynch
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Alec (as Colin Farrel)
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Shay Kirby
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Jerome Higgins
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Peter
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Storyline

Michael Lynch is Dublin's most notorious criminal, his brazen robberies making him the bane of the Gardaí and a hero to his fellow working class city Northsiders. When not playing happy families with his two wives - sisters Christine and Lisa - and his children, Lynch is busy plotting elaborate heists, thinking as much about the showmanship of it all as he is the loot involved. On his case is Garda Noel Quigley, his determination to convict Lynch slowly turning into an obsession. Inevitably, a showdown looms. Written by Anonymous

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Michael just loves taking the law into his own hands! See more »

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and sexuality | See all certifications »
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7 January 2000 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Ein ganz gewöhnlicher Dieb  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£80,444 (UK) (17 March 2000)

Gross:

£80,444 (UK) (17 March 2000)
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Trivia

As Michael is running out of the museum, stealing the painting of Judas kissing Jesus, the exhibition sign he passes reads "The Taking of Christ". See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) A driver opens his car door to have it torn off by a truck coming from behind him. We then look forward to see the door flying down the road, but the truck that hit it is nowhere to be seen. See more »

Quotes

Christine Lynch: [to Michael] You know what you are? Wouldn't be everybody's cup of tea, but it suits me.
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Connections

Version of The General (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire In My Heart
Words & Music by Huw Bunford / Cian Ciaran / Dafydd Ieuan / Guto Pryce / Gruff Rhys
Used by kind permission of Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Super Furry Animals
Courtesy of Creation Records Ltd.
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Phlagmetic thief continually tries to outwit the coppers!
20 July 2000 | by (Nuenen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Typically English, and Spacey somehow seems to fit right in. Even behind his mask one can tell he is very pleased with himself. The movie is full of crazy ideas and every time you have to wonder how Spacey will work himself out of yet another precarious situation. The painting-robbery is simply brilliant. Well edited, with flashforwards and flashbacks which tell us a lot in just a little bit of time. Great fun, well written, amusement at its best. Nothing more, and certainly nothing less!


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