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Complete credited cast:
Johnny T
Gavin Kelty ...
Aisling O'Neill ...
Sorcha Gleadhill ...
Jeff O'Toole ...
Mark Dunne ...
Mary Ellen McCartan ...
Philip Richey ...
Gerard Jordan ...
Niamh O'Donnell ...
Chris Corrigan ...
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Hood 2
Rachel Tucker ...


A Belfast man, who steals cars for a living, dreams of retiring to Barcelona. Suddenly he finds himself in conflict with a crazed gangster, who desires the first man's girl friend. The two decide to settle the situation with a race run with 12 of their friends. The trick is that they have to steal the cars for the race. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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In many of the scenes the dialogue doesn't line up with the characters mouth movements; sometimes with dialogue with no movement at all. The would indicate post-production overdubbing possibly due to help with dialect differences between the UK and US viewers. See more »


When the cars are leaving the parking garage the second car crashes through the right hand security gate despite the fact that the first car had already broke it off when it left. See more »

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Gone In 60 Seconds Meets Trainsporting . What About Ya ?
4 July 2013 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

It's a British mainland stereotype that everyone in Belfast has a criminal record , wears a balaclava and carries a gun . So how does film from the Republic Of Ireland begin ? With a character driving a car being chased by a couple of hooded men carrying baseball bats . Never mind the Good Friday Agreement if ACCELERATOR doesn't unite everyone in Britain and Ireland in to Belfast stereotypes nothing will

I didn't understand the opening scene . It's obvious the men after the protagonist Johnny are paramilitaries , probably loyalists ones judging by the colours the railings are painted as Johnny runs to his home but feels the need to burn the car he has stolen . Hmmmm if you're getting pursued by a kneecapping squad of the UFF why bother to burn the car . I mean it's not like the UFF are going to send out a forensic team to take fingerprints is it ? I guess the RUC might but wouldn't an experienced car thief like Johnny be wearing gloves ? I suppose the logic of this scene is that the film wants to get off with a bang literally

After setting up this scene the film meanders around . Characters come and go and say " What about ya ? " and " what about ya ? " and " what about ya ? " which is the only comprehensible dialogue in most of the film . Since it's produced in Dublin I often thought the characters were talking in Irish Gaelic

The rest of the film is a rather uneasy mix of GONE IN 60 SECOMDS and TRAINSPOTTING but lacks the star charisma of a Robert Carlyle . That said it does portray lower working class alcohol obsessed Celtic culture relatively well , but of course being set in Ireland someone has to pull out a gun some point . What about ya ?

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