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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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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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Billy Lynch
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Alec (as Colin Farrel)
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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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Colin Farrell and Vincent Regan later acted together in Alexander (2004). See more »

Goofs

This movie was set around 1991-3. However, visible in a number of places are both Fiat Punto cars and CitySwift buses. These were not introduced until 1994 and 1995 respectively. In the bank raid scene, the notes which are stolen are Series III Irish banknotes. These notes were not fully introduced until 1996, and the £20 notes shown in the raid were not even partially introduced at the time the movie was set 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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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Just When I Needed You Most
Words and Music by Randy Vanwarmer
Courtesy of Terraforma Music / Fourth Floor Music
Used by kind permission of Warner Chappell Music
Performed by Michael Lynch and Family
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Entertaining crime comedy
10 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Very amusing crime comedy with Kevin Spacey as the star of the show. We already knew that Spacey is capable of playing any role and also in this movie he truly delivers. Kevin Spacey is Michael Lynch, an ordinary decent criminal who loves playing some games with the cops. I think you can compare him to Thomas Crown (performed by Steve McQueen in 1968 and by Pierce Brosnan in the remake 31 years later). A criminal, a gentleman and womaniser in one person.

Kevin Spacey was excellently casted as the male lead. Furthermore we see Linda Fiorentino as Lynch's wife, Peter Mullan ("My Name Is Joe") as Spacey's right hand and a very small part for Colin Farrell. The story is very well written and it contains a lot of twist. A must see for a Saturday night. Not a deep or difficult story, just fine Saturday night entertainment.

Recommendable! 7,5/10


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